Show simple item record Steinfeldt, Matthew C. Vaughn, Ellen L. Rutkowski, Leslie Steinfeldt, Jesse A. 2012-04-18T17:03:40Z 2012-04-18T17:03:40Z 2011-04
dc.identifier.citation Steinfeldt, J. A., Rutkowski, L., Vaughan, E. L., Steinfeldt, M. C. (2011). Masculinity, moral atmosphere, and moral reasoning of high school football players. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 12, 215-234. en
dc.identifier.uri en
dc.description.abstract In order to identify factors associated with on-field moral functioning among student athletes within the unique context of football, we examined masculine gender role conflict, moral atmosphere, and athletic identity. Using structural equation modeling to assess survey data from 204 high school football players, results demonstrated that moral atmosphere (i.e., the influence of coaches and teammates) was significantly associated with participants’ process of on-field moral functioning across the levels of judgment, intention, and behavior. Neither masculine gender role conflict nor athletic identity significantly predicted moral functioning, but the results indicated that participants’ identification with the athlete role significantly predicted conflict with socialized gender roles. Results suggest that in the aggressive and violent sport of football, coaches can have a direct influence on players’ moral functioning process. Coaches can also have an indirect effect by influencing all the players so that a culture of ethical play can be cultivated among teammates and spread from the top down. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Human Kinetics, Inc. en
dc.rights © 2011 Human Kinetics, Inc en
dc.subject masculinity socialization en
dc.subject athletic identity en
dc.subject bracketed morality en
dc.subject student athletes en
dc.subject masculine gender role conflict en
dc.title Masculinity, Moral Atmosphere, and Moral Functioning of High School Football Players en
dc.type Article en

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