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

Sarkar, Mustafa, Hill, Denise M. ORCID: 0000-0001-8580-4048 and Parker, Andrew ORCID: 0000-0001-6842-3067 (2014) Working with religious and spiritual athletes: Ethical considerations for sport psychologists. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 15 (6). pp. 580-587. doi:10.1016/j.psychsport.2014.05.006

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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: Article
Article Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Applied sport psychology; Cultural praxis; Ethics; Religion; Spirituality
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BV Practical Theology > BV1460 Religious Education
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure > GV557 Sports
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Education and Science
Research Priority Areas: Health, Life Sciences, Sport and Wellbeing
Depositing User: Mustafa Sarkar
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2015 11:27
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2023 09:09

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