Abusive College Coaches Linked to Cheating in Games

July 8, 2014

College athletes who have abusive coaches are more likely than are other college athletes to cheat to win games, according to new research published in the journal Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology. Almost 20,000 athletes were interviewed, and abusive coaching was defined as having a head coach who engaged in behavior such as putting down students in front of others. The study also found that athletes with ethical, supportive coaches were not only less likely to cheat, but also were more likely to feel happy about their college choices.


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