DOPING ATTITUDES AND DOPING BEHAVIOR IN MACEDONIAN PROFESSIONAL WRESTLER

Kalach Ruzdija, Seryozha Gontarev1, Todorovic Lazar

The idea that sport should provide children and adolescents with an unwavering moral compass is commonly held, and is mirrored in the extensive list of personal and social benefits attributed to sport involvement. Numerous studies have reported that an athlete’s drug use in sport could be credited to a complex interaction of personal and environmental. Numerous studies have reported that an athlete’s drug use in sport could be credited to a complex interaction of personal and environmental. Possible contributing environmental factors include attitudes of peer groups, parents, coaches, accessibility to drugs, and cultural norms and values. Main goal of the research was to determine whether there are differences in doping attitudes and doping behavior among wrestlers who compete in junior and senior rank. The survey was conducted on a sample of 48 examinees dealing with the aging of 15 to 34 years old from Republic of Macedonia. The sample is divided into two subpopulations in terms of age, and this is 26 respondents aged 15 to 18 years and 22 respondents aged 19 to 34 years. To determine the differences in doping attitudes and doping behavior. T-tests for small independent samples were applied between the two groups of examinees. The results of the study suggest that wrestlers over 18 years of age are more likely to believe in the use of doping and have more experience or are currently using unauthorized stimulants to improve their physical performance reather then the wrestlers from 15 to 18 years of age .

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