Title

Doping in sports : a comparison of college atheltes' and non-athletes' use of amphetamines and steroids

Abstract

College athletes and non-athletes were compared on their use of amphetamines and steroids, as well as their reasons for use or non-use. One-hundred-nine varsity football players and 82 male non-athlete college students from the University of Central Florida voluntarily participated.

Drug utilization data were gathered by an original questionnaire adapted from one developed by Johnson (1982) which assessed frequency of drug usage and reasons for use and non-use. Overall findings indicated a significant difference in total drug usage and steroid usage, but no significant difference with respect to amphetamine use.

No significant differences were found with respect to reasons for amphetamine and steroid use between athletes and non-athletes. Significant differences were found for reasons for never using steroids, with athletes being more concerned with negative physical consequences and not wanting to jeopardize their future, while non-athletes were more likely to avoid steroids, because of lack of desire to take them for fear of physical consequences.

Notes

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Graduation Date

1989

Semester

Fall

Advisor

McGuire, John M.

Degree

Master of Science (M.S.)

College

College of Arts and Sciences

Department

Psychology

Format

Print

Pages

58 p.

Language

English

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Access Status

Masters Thesis (Open Access)

Identifier

DP0022747

Subjects

Arts and Sciences -- Dissertations, Academic; Dissertations, Academic -- Arts and Sciences

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