Psychological approaches to enhancing fair play

John L. Perry, Peter J. Clough, Lee Crust

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This article reviews approaches to studying sportspersonship, moral behavior in sport and broader morality theory to offer practical strategies to enhance fair play. By identifying stages and levels of morality and reviewing research supporting the relationship between goal orientations and moral behavior, we propose five practical strategies. Namely, we suggest that developing a mastery climate, developing a moral community, role taking, reflection and power transfer can be effectively used to progress performers from pre-conventional to a conventional level of morality and ultimately, establish principled morality in sport.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInnovative Writings in Sport and Exercise Psychology
EditorsRobert Schinke
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9781629488912
ISBN (Print)9781629488813
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
Externally publishedYes


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