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A qualitative study on the elite athletes' perceptions of doping induction factors
Taiikugaku kenkyu (Japan Journal of Physical Education Health and Sport Sciences)
Understanding the causes of doping behavior in athletes has been a core research topic in the antidoping literature. The present study was an attempt to qualitatively explore perceptions of factors that influence athletes and prompt them to take part in doping. The subjects were 12 Japanese elite athletes and a thematic approach was used to analyze the data obtained from a semi-structured interview. Three main factors were revealed: personal, socio-environmental, and situational. The perceiveddoi:10.5432/jjpehss.19046 fatcat:qnfeey5yf5f4vfrxtgnpr56xbe