Working with religious and spiritual athletes: ethical considerations for sport psychologists

Sarkar, M. ORCID: 0000-0002-8338-8500, Hill, D.M. and Parker, A., 2014. Working with religious and spiritual athletes: ethical considerations for sport psychologists. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 15 (6), pp. 580-587. ISSN 1469-0292

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With a growing number of sport performers revealing their religious and spiritual beliefs, it is becoming increasingly important for sport psychologists to recognize and appreciate the values (and value systems) to which such beliefs are attached. Using the RRICC model (Plante, 2007) as a framework for discussion, and through the lens of cultural praxis, the purpose of this article is to highlight ethical issues for sport psychologists when working with religious and spiritual athletes. The RRICC model addresses the ethical principles of respect, responsibility, integrity, competence, and concern. It is hoped that a discussion of these guidelines will help sport psychologists better navigate the often challenging landscape of working with athletes whose everyday lives and identities are grounded in religious and spiritual association.

Item Type: Journal article
Alternative Title: Working with religious and spiritual athletes [running head]
Publication Title: Psychology of Sport and Exercise
Creators: Sarkar, M., Hill, D.M. and Parker, A.
Publisher: Elsevier
Place of Publication: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Date: November 2014
Volume: 15
Number: 6
ISSN: 1469-0292
Divisions: Schools > School of Science and Technology
Record created by: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 09:55
Last Modified: 22 Jun 2017 11:38

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