Research Report

Anti-doping policies and reasons (not) to dope: A need for diversified prevention strategies?

Citation

Overbye M, Knudsen ML & Pfister G (2015) Anti-doping policies and reasons (not) to dope: A need for diversified prevention strategies?. World Anti-Doping Agency. University of Copenhagen. https://wada-main-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/resources/files/pfister_project_final_report.pdf

Abstract
The WADA project was a sub-project linked to a larger research project (a PhD project) that among other things investigated elite athletes' perceptions of doping and anti-doping efforts (Overbye, 2013).  The purpose of the WADA sub-project was to investigate whether or not there is a need for more diversified prevention strategies. The rationale of the study is based on the notion that doping among athletes might be influenced by a complex interplay of multiple factors (dimensions), that athletes may react differently to these factors and that these reactions may be associated with age, gender and/or sport type. Consequently, if differences are found, prevention and education programmes would need to be diversified to target specific groups of athletes.

StatusPublished
Publication date31/12/2015
PublisherUniversity of Copenhagen
Publisher URLhttps://wada-main-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/…final_report.pdf