Social Science Research Projects

The research projects funded by WADA, along with a summary of the research proposal, can be found below.

2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
2007
2006
2005

 

 


ACCEPTED 2016
The effects of permitted forms of performance enhancement on determinants of doping in UK student-athletes
Ian Boardley / UK
Doping attitudes, moral disengagement, and ethical decision-making of young talented athletes: An advanced intervention study
Brigitte Claessens / Netherlands
Social change and doping decision-making: Building a conceptual framework and survey development
April Henning / USA
Psychological aspects of the perception of legitimacy of anti-doping: Systematic review and thematic analysis of the doping literature
Andrea Petroczi / UK

ACCEPTED 2015
Enhancing Anti-Doping Education Interventions Using Framed Messages
Lindsay Duncan / Canada
From research to application: An evidence-based psychosocial intervention for doping prevention in young athletes
Maria Kavussanu / UK
The interactive effects of moral identity and moral disengagement on doping: An experimental investigation
Nicholas Stanger / UK

ACCEPTED 2014
Doping in Czech adolescents: Prevalence, correlates and experiences
Jiri Mudrak
/ Czech republic
Development and Validation of the Adolescent Sport Drug Inventory (ASDI) and Factors that Influence Attitudes among Adolescents
Adam Nicholls / UK
A cross-cultural investigation of the effects of coach motivational strategies on athlete doping behaviors: Direct and indirect relations
Nikos Ntoumanis / UK

ACCEPTED 2013

Dire non au dopage : antécédents et modalités de développement des compétences psychosociales (CPS) chez les sportifs de haut-niveau (Saying no to doping: history and how to develop life skills (CPS) in elite athletes)
Karine Corrion / France

Legitimating the fight: Cross cultural perspectives on anti-doping strategies in the Pacific
Dr. James Connor / Australia

Développement, implantation, et evaluation de l’impact d’un programme de prevention du dopage sportif (Development, implementation and evaluation of the impact of a program of prevention of doping in sport)
Dr. Claude Goulet / Canada

Determinants of performance and performance indicators of national anti-doping organizations
Prof. Werner Jann / Germany

A cross-cultural approach to a cross-cultural issue: Psychosocial factors and doping in young athletes
Dr. Maria Kavussanu / UK

Exploring the processes through which personality traits affect doping responses
Dr. Andrew Levy / UK


 
ACCEPTED 2012

Precipitating or prohibiting factor? Examining coaches' perspectives of their role in doping and anti-doping
Dr. Justine ALLEN / UK

Sport intensif à l'adolescence : l'apprentissage de la douleur (Intensive sport during adolescence: learning about pain)
Dr. Thomas BUJON / France

A cross-national longitudinal investigation of the contribution of efficacy belief systems and interpersonnal appraisals on doping use in team sports
Dr. Fabio LUCIDI / Italy

Influencing factors of Chinese adolescent athletes' doping intention and strategy of anti-doping education
Dr. MAO Zhixiong / China

A statistical synthesis of the literature on personal and situational variables that predict doping in physical activity settings
Dr. Nikolaos NTOUMANIS / UK

Nutritional supplement habits and perceptions of athletes with a disability
Dr. Vicky TOLFREY / UK

Analysis of multilevel factors and trnaistions influencing athletes' drug-taking behavior
Dr. Paul WYLLEMAN / Belgium

Effect of the level of physical fitness and game participation on attitudes toward doping of elite U-20 soccer players
Dr. Georgios ZIOGAS / Greece

Reviewing the social science of drugs in sport: Five years on *
Dr. Susan BACKHOUSE / UK

Why do athletes say NO! to doping: exploring reasons across sport, age, ethnicity and experience *
Dr. David COLLINS / UK

 

* Part of the Target Research Program


 
ACCEPTED 2011

Project to implement a doping prevention strategy in an educational environment in Ivory Coast
Dr. Dimi Théodore DOUDOU / Ivory Coast

The relationship between mindfulness, psychological well-being, goal orientation and the propensity to use ergogenic aids (legal/illegal)
Dr. Kim NOLTE / South Africa

Team dynamics and doping behavior in elite athletes: a focus on normative processes
Dr. Haralambos TSORBATZOUDIS / Greece

Knowledge, attitudes and practices of coaches belonging to different generations in relation to doping behavior of athletes
Dr. Alexander VANKHADLO / Belarus

Team dynamics and doping in sport: A risk or a protective factor? *
Dr. Paul Dimeo / UK

 

* Part of the Target Research Program


 
ACCEPTED 2010

Prévenir le dopage chez les jeunes en France et en Espagne: approche multidimensionnelle des processus de conduites dopantes
Dr. Dominique BODIN / Université de Rennes 2, France

Anti-doping policies and reasons (not) to dope: a need for diversified prevention strategies?)
Dr. Gertrud PFISTER / University of Copenhague, Danemark

Determinants of intentions for doping in sports in youth: Empirical study and prevention intervention in adolescent athletes (DIDIS-Youth)
Dr. Haralambos TSORBATZOUDIS / University of Thessaloniki, Greece

A national investigation of psychosocial factors facilitating doping in bodybuilders
Dr. Ian BOARDLEY / University of Birmingham, United Kingdom

Death for performance: What would athletes trade-off for success?
Dr. James CONNOR / University of New South Wales, Australia

"If everyone is using, shouldn't I?": perceived norms of anabolic androgenic steroid use among high school athletes
Dr. Jules WOOLF / University of Western Illinois, USA

Doping behaviour, causes and prevention in elite level Kenyan athletes: an empirical investigation
Dr. Paul DIMEO / University of Stirling, United Kingdom (in partnership with the University of Kenyatta, Kenya)

Le dopage en milieu sportif au Burkina Faso : Causes, Connaissances, Attitudes et Pratiques des principales communautés sportives
Dr. Innocent GUISSOU / Université de Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

A national investigation of psychosocial factors facilitating doping in bodybuilders
Dr. Ian BOARDLEY / University of Birmingham, United Kingdom

Preventing doping in sport: An investigation of the attitudes and perceived role of high performance coaches
Dr. Aidan MORAN / University of Dublin, Ireland

Global evaluation of the anti-doping program: proposed by an international federation
Dr. Fabio MANFREDINI / International Biathlon Union, in partnership with the University of Ferrara, Italy


ACCEPTED 2009

A qualitative examination of knowledge of doping, and motivations and/or deterrents to dope, among American and Canadian elite female triathletes
Dr. Ted BUTRYN / San Jose State University, USA

The relationship between moral code, participation in sport, and attitudes towards performance enhancing drugs in young people
Dr. James Skinner / Griffith University, Australia

The Effect of Negative Health Consequences Information on Likelihood to Use Anabolic Steroids: An International Investigation
Dr. Tonya DODGE / Skidmore College, USA

A study of surroundings influence on attitude towards and behaviour regarding doping among Ukrainian athletes and non-athletes
Dr. Dmitriy BONDAREV, / Sevastopol National Technical University, Ukraine

Markers of transition phases in assisted performance enhancement in emerging young athletes
Dr. Andrea PETROCZI / Kingston University, UK

Learning about psycho-social determinants of doping behaviour through the testimony of sanctioned athletes
Dr Mattia PIFFARETTI / UAC&T Consulting, Switzerland

Enhancing coaches’ confidence in confronting athletes who are suspected of doping
Dr Philip SULLIVAN/ Brock University, Canada

Exploring the application of social media in influencing the attitudes and behaviours of young athletes towards doping *
Dr Jon BATTERHAM / Edcoms, UK

Developing a strategy and techniques for the evaluation of the impact of anti-doping education programmes *
Dr Barrie HOULIHAN / Loughborough University, UK

 

* Part of the Target Research Program


 
ACCEPTED 2008

Prevention through Education - A Review of current International Social Science Literature *
Dr. Susan BACKHOUSE / Leeds Metropolitan University, UK

Determinants of Intentions for Doping In Sports
Dr. Haralambos TSORBATZOUDIS / Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Doping prevalence among high School students in Ukraine: a study of Knowledge attitudes and behaviour
Dr. Dmitriy BONDAREV / Sevastopol National Technical University, Ukraine

Measurement Tool for estimating the prevalence of doping: development and validation of a self-report measure of performance enhancing drug use *
Dr. Andrea PETROCZI / Kingston University, UK

Under 23 Cyclists' openness to doping: understanding the causes of doping behaviour among American junior road cyclists with professional aspirations
Dr. Brian GILLEY / University of Vermont, USA

Analysis of Knowledge and social awareness of doping and prevention among athletes in CÓRDOBA (Argentina) and the preventative approach
Dr. Elsa Clara CORBELLA / Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina

A Sociocultural Analysis of Doping and Gender
Dr. Charlene WEAVING / St. Francis Xavier, Canada

Incorporating Parents in the Anti-Doping Fight: A Test of the Viability of a Parent-Based Prevention Program *
Dr. Tonya DODGE / Skidmore College, USA

The effects of moral reasoning educational program on the moral judgement indicators of athletes participating in elite collegiate sports
Dr. Amukela GWEBU / University of Iowa, USA

 

* Part of the Target Research Program


ACCEPTED 2007

Boosting in elite athletes with high spinal cord injury: awareness, knowledge and attitudes of athletes, coaches and trainers
Dr. Yagesh BHAMBHANI / University of Alberta, Canada

Les facteurs psychologiques et sociaux de risque et de protection vis-a-vis du dopage
Dr. Jean BILARD / Université Montpellier 1, France

Medical Doctors and Doping in Sport: Attitudes and Experience in Balkan Region - 8 Countries Study
Dr. Nenad DIKIC / Anti-Doping Agency of Serbia, Serbia

Risk Factors within Doping Behavior Related to Personality Structure and Social Environment of the Athletes
Dr. Graziela VAJIALA / National Anti-Doping Agency of Romania, Romania

Compliance to the World Anti-Doping Program: A Status Evaluation of National Sport Organizations in Hong Kong
Dr. Lena FUNG / Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong


ACCEPTED 2006

International Literature Review: Attitudes, Behaviours, Knowledge and Education – Drugs in Sport: Past, Present and Future
Dr. Susan BACKHOUSE / Leeds Metropolitan University, UK

Parcours de consommation de produits dopants de sportifs appelant un service d’aide téléphonique
Dr. Jean BILARD / Université Montpellier 1, France

Intermediate and high school students' attitudes toward and behavior regarding steroids and sports supplements use: The mediation of clique identity
Dr. Roger REES / Adelphi University, USA

Performance-enhancing drug-use among amateur sportsmen and women in Cameroon: A study of knowledge, attitudes and practices
Dr. Emmanuel Chia KIAWI / African Research Institute for Development (AFRID), Cameroon

Social Psychology within the anti-doping area: baseline statistics and profiles of athlete’s attitude and knowledge
Dr. Ingemar WEDMAN / International Doping Test & Management (IDTM), Sweden


ACCEPTED 2005

The impact of changes to the Prohibited Substance List on use of over-the-counter medication by athletes
Dr. Neil CHESTER / Liverpool John Moores University, UK

The development and validation of a doping attitudes and behaviour scale (DABS)
Dr. Aidan MORAN / University College, Ireland

The relationship between goal orientation and attitudes toward doping in sports. Knowledge about and attitudes toward doping among Polish athletes
Dr. Krzysztof SAS-NOWOSIELSKI / Academy of Physical Education, Poland

Socialisation secondaire et intériorisation des normes de dopage en cyclisme sur route : le cas de la Belgique, de la France et de la Suisse
Dr. Fabien OHL / Université de Lausanne, Switzerland