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Ethical codes in sports organizations : an empirical study on determinants of effectiveness

Els De Waegeneer UGent, Ignaas Devisch UGent and Annick Willem UGent (2017) ETHICS & BEHAVIOR. 27(4). p.261-282
abstract
Confronted with numerous scandals, sports organizations are turning to the adoption of ethical codes to attain more ethical behavior. However, the effectiveness of an ethical code as a means to increase ethical behavior remains debated; furthermore, the particular characteristics of a sports context have not yet been taken into account, nor have the different stages of code establishment been considered in evaluation. This article studies the effectiveness, as measured by the Ethical Climate Index, of ethical codes in sports organizations. Moreover, it investigates the effects of the presence, creation, content, implementation, and enforcement of ethical codes on ethical behavior in sports organizations. Our results shed a light on the conditions that need to be in place to install an effective ethical code in sports organizations: a genuine motivation to improve ethical behavior, the involvement of coaches, and the explicit targeting of the management.
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keyword
code of ethics, sport ethics, sport management, sports ethics, CORPORATE SOCIAL-RESPONSIBILITY, BUSINESS ETHICS, HONG-KONG, BEHAVIOR, CONDUCT, PREDICTORS, CONTEXT, IMPACT, MODEL, FANS
journal title
ETHICS & BEHAVIOR
Ethics Behav.
volume
27
issue
4
pages
261 - 282
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000399476000001
ISSN
1050-8422
DOI
10.1080/10508422.2016.1172011
language
English
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yes
classification
A1
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I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
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7186162
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-7186162
date created
2016-04-18 09:40:46
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2017-07-26 10:22:42
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  abstract     = {Confronted with numerous scandals, sports organizations are turning to the adoption of ethical codes to attain more ethical behavior. However, the effectiveness of an ethical code as a means to increase ethical behavior remains debated; furthermore, the particular characteristics of a sports context have not yet been taken into account, nor have the different stages of code establishment been considered in evaluation. This article studies the effectiveness, as measured by the Ethical Climate Index, of ethical codes in sports organizations. Moreover, it investigates the effects of the presence, creation, content, implementation, and enforcement of ethical codes on ethical behavior in sports organizations. Our results shed a light on the conditions that need to be in place to install an effective ethical code in sports organizations: a genuine motivation to improve ethical behavior, the involvement of coaches, and the explicit targeting of the management.},
  author       = {De Waegeneer, Els and Devisch, Ignaas and Willem, Annick},
  issn         = {1050-8422},
  journal      = {ETHICS \& BEHAVIOR},
  keyword      = {code of ethics,sport ethics,sport management,sports ethics,CORPORATE SOCIAL-RESPONSIBILITY,BUSINESS ETHICS,HONG-KONG,BEHAVIOR,CONDUCT,PREDICTORS,CONTEXT,IMPACT,MODEL,FANS},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {261--282},
  title        = {Ethical codes in sports organizations : an empirical study on determinants of effectiveness},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10508422.2016.1172011},
  volume       = {27},
  year         = {2017},
}

Chicago
De Waegeneer, Els, Ignaas Devisch, and Annick Willem. 2017. “Ethical Codes in Sports Organizations : an Empirical Study on Determinants of Effectiveness.” Ethics & Behavior 27 (4): 261–282.
APA
De Waegeneer, E., Devisch, I., & Willem, A. (2017). Ethical codes in sports organizations : an empirical study on determinants of effectiveness. ETHICS & BEHAVIOR, 27(4), 261–282.
Vancouver
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De Waegeneer E, Devisch I, Willem A. Ethical codes in sports organizations : an empirical study on determinants of effectiveness. ETHICS & BEHAVIOR. 2017;27(4):261–82.
MLA
De Waegeneer, Els, Ignaas Devisch, and Annick Willem. “Ethical Codes in Sports Organizations : an Empirical Study on Determinants of Effectiveness.” ETHICS & BEHAVIOR 27.4 (2017): 261–282. Print.