Developing sport integrity competences in pre-service coaches

2019 Discobolul: Physical Education, Sports and Kinetotherapy Journal  
The aim of this paper is to reveal the level of competences of pre-service coaches in terms of sport integrity, a level acquired through an academic course developed within the Erasmus Plus Sport project called "Development of a Course to Teach Coaches Sport Integrity". This approach consisted in the application of a questionnaire, both before and after the course, on the topic of integrity in sport. Twenty students responded to the proposed questionnaire. In addition, other 78 students who did
more » ... 78 students who did not participate in the course activities were surveyed as well. The study results showed significant increases in the level of specialised knowledge and the skills of identifying and reporting irregularities in sport, but also the learners' susceptibility to act effectively when faced with various challenging situations. The obtained results provide important feedback in the attempt to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the course. It also provides an instrument to improve both its content and the way it is distributed. The reality in the contemporary sport, coupled with the conclusions reached in our analysis, highlight the need for the academic implementation of the concept of integrity in sport in order to develop specific skills useful to generations of future coaches.
doi:10.35189/iphm.icpesk.2019.44 fatcat:i3tvncvvyrcsnlmrztl5f4hxl4