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Bram Constandt, Els De Waegeneer, and Annick Willem

soccer, our study focuses on the influence of perceived coach ethical leadership on player-perceived ethical behavior in nonprofessional soccer clubs. The many existing illustrations of unethical coach behavior (e.g., sexual abuse) contradict with the research findings that coaches are the most critical

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Melinda A. Solmon

, however, that the consequences of academic misconduct be substantial so that they function as a deterrent ( Gullifer & Tyson, 2010 ). Another mechanism to shift the cost–benefit analysis away from academic misconduct is to promote ethical behavior so that the loss of personal integrity that should

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Erik Kjeldsen

This essay uses role analysis and a social systems perspective to examine the sport manager as the key actor in initiating and reinforcing a program designed to nurture ethical behaviors on the part of members of sport organizations. Theoretical foundations are identified, the context is defined, and practical suggestions for ethically oriented behaviors are drawn from the analysis. Further understanding of potential managerial actions and targets for those actions are generated by examining how managers carry out the functions of teacher, administrator, and/or legislator within the organization.

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Scott Kretchmar and Mark L. Latash

discourse about human ethics. Ethics, in other words, will find its roots in classical physics (in particular, the notion of force) and mathematics (in particular, the notion of geometric space). Ethical behavior, in short, is affected by our conception of good and evil as forces and our understanding of

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Kimberly S. Peer

Values guide behaviors, and consistent behaviors guide practice. Professionals are bound by social contracts to provide high-quality services with the interest of the patient as the primary consideration. Most healthcare professions have a codified standard for ethical behavior, however, the manifestation of ethical decisions can violate the social contract if not carefully considered. Healthcare professions have experienced considerable empathy decline and moral distress both in professional preparation and clinical practice. These emerging trends have created concerns about the structure and function of ethics education in the health professions. Several conceptual, pedagogical strategies have been promoted to engage learners in purposeful reflection about ethical dilemmas. Healthcare educators need to consider different strategies for encouraging ethical reflection and engagement to prevent moral distress and empathy decline. Various pedagogical strategies are discussed with a conceptual framework proposed for reconsidering ethics education in healthcare professions.

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G. Matthew Robinson, Mitchell J. Neubert, and Glenn Miller

Servant leadership is a style of leadership characterized by principles of other-centeredness and ethical behavior, and suggests that truly effective and legitimate leaders place service to others ahead of personal power and control. Studies on servant leadership in organizational and sport settings have consistently produced positive outcomes. However, the idea of servant leadership as a model for successful leadership in sport is only in the early stages of being accepted. Motivated by a need for adequate information and pedagogical resources, the present review describes the origin and conceptualization of servant leadership and summarizes the positive outcomes resulting from servant leadership. A model for understanding servant-leadership attributes and dynamics is presented along with recommendations for sport management educators.

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Lee-Ann Sharp, Ken Hodge, and Steve Danish

The purpose of this investigation was to; (a) examine what experienced SPCs perceived to be the necessary components of the sport psychology consulting relationship, and (b) examine individual contributions of the SPC and client to the consulting relationship. Purposeful sampling was used to recruit 10 experienced SPCs (8 male and 2 female, M age = 50.44 years, M years consulting experience = 21.67 years) who held current sport psychology accreditation/certification and who had considerable consulting experience. Following individual interviews, extensive content analysis revealed that the sport psychology consulting relationship was reflective of (a) rapport, (b) respect, (c) trust, (d) a partnership, and (e) a positive impact on the client. Members of the consulting relationship made individual contributions to the relationship; SPCs contributed; (a) honesty, (b) commitment, (c) knowledge and expertise, (d) counseling skills, and (e) professional ethical behavior. With clients contributing; (a) openness to change, (b) honesty, and (c) willingness to work.

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Laura J. Burton, Jon Welty Peachey, and Janelle E. Wells

procedures of the organization ( Martin & Cullen, 2006 ). Previous scholarship has demonstrated that an organization’s ethical climate is associated with organizational values and ethical behavior of its employees ( Brown, Treviño, & Harrison, 2005 ; Deshpande & Joseph, 2009 ). In addition, prior research

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Andy Gillentine

of Sports Agents” are described and discussed in Chapter 9. While this topic is highly visible to the general public, rarely has the issue of ethical behavior of sport agents been investigated and analyzed when discussing sport ethics. The chapter thoroughly discusses the legal and moral obligations

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John Miller and Todd Seidler

review was kept confidential between the instructor and student to prevent any potential repercussions from other group members. Discussion The use of mock trials should not be limited to a legal aspect of sport class but may be applied to the management, sociology, or ethical behavior in sport courses