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dc.contributor.authorRintaugu, E.G.
dc.contributor.authorMwangi, F. M.
dc.date.accessioned2020-02-04T08:14:33Z
dc.date.available2020-02-04T08:14:33Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.citationRintaugu, E.G., & Mwangi, F.M. (2020). Knowledge, attitudes and perceptions on doping among university students in physical education and sport science related degree programmes. Journal of Human Sport and Exercise, in press. doi:https://doi.org/10.14198/jhse.2021.161.16en_US
dc.identifier.issn1988-5202
dc.identifier.urihttp://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/20127
dc.descriptionResearch Articleen_US
dc.description.abstractDoping cases have in the recent past (second decade of 21st century) tainted the Kenyan athletes’ dominance in long distance running. The purpose of this study was to examine the knowledge, attitudes and perceptions (KAP) on doping among university students pursuing sport related courses. It was postulated that KAP on doping will be mediated by year of study, age, gender, sporting experience and degree programme. Data were collected through self-administered questionnaires from university students (n=179) drawn from four universities that offer sport-related courses in Kenya. Results revealed that there were significant differences between year of study (first vs fourth) in knowledge on performance enhancing substance (PES) (Mean Ranks; 68.16 vs 94.22, p=.013) and perceptions about doping (109.98 vs 86.14, p=.023). Sport Science and Health Promotion students showed significantly higher scores on attitudes towards doping (p=.003) than those in Physical Education courses. There were significant differences (p < .05) in KAP on doping in favour of those students who had previous participation in sport competitions. It is concluded that KAP of university students on doping is differentiated based on the selected variables of year and programme of study, and previous participation in sport competitions. It is recommended that the unpacking of doping education should take these variables into consideration. Universities need to partner with anti-doping agencies to expose students to both theoretical and practical applications of doping knowledge. Further investigation in needed on the possible factors that contribute to less negative perceptions with higher knowledge on doping among university students.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Alicanteen_US
dc.subjectPerformance enhancing substanceen_US
dc.subjectSports related coursesen_US
dc.subjectStudent athletesen_US
dc.titleKnowledge, attitudes and perceptions on doping among university students in physical education and sport science related degree programmesen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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