Olufemi Adgbesan

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Olufemi Adegbesan

Olufemi Adegbesan

Professor Olufemi Adegbesan is currently with the department of Human Kinetics, University of Ibadan and an adjunct Professor with Pan African University. His research interest is grouped under three main themes in Performance enhancement psychology with emphasis on the mental skill application for Performance Enhancement in elite, non-elites and children sport, Motivation in sport and exercise, and Psychology of Sport Injury. I am currently working on three major areas namely the application of performance enhancement psychology uses in sport and exercise to treat post conflict trauma of military personnel. The second major area is the investigation of Socio-Cognitive and Biomedical Mechanisms for the Prevention of Doping in Sport: A Mixed Research Narrative in Nigeria and the third is Pedagogical and Andragogical Approaches of Sports and Performing Arts for Children and Women Mental Health Rehabilitation in Nigeria IDP Camps. My teaching experience gave me a broad exposure to academic programmes outside of my discipline of Physical and Health Education, Sport and Exercise. I have acquired adequate experience to understand the unique opportunities and needs of diverse academic programmes and this has given to me a good understanding of the different disciplinary norms and expectations. Also, my academic, leadership and administrative skills which has been enhanced by visits to countries such as Botswana, South Africa, Zambia, Ethiopia, Ghana, Benin Republic, France, England, Germany, Ireland, Canada, USA and Qatar to negotiate possible linkages for staff and students, and also transform our focus on globalization for creativity and innovation for teaching and learning.

Co-authors
Ade. .F. Adeniyi    PhD
Titi. S. Akingbola FWCP
John.O. Ayorinde  Phd
John.Oluwafemi . Ayorinde  B pharm

University of Ibadan, Nigeria,

Abstract

Relationship of self-regulatory efficacy on doping likelihood of secondary schools sport athletes in Nigeria.

The use of banned substances among school sports athletes for the purpose of improving performance is becoming worrisome in Nigeria and given this concern,  research efforts  have begun to explore different determining factors among them is self-regulatory efficacy which in this study was examined on doping likelihood  of secondary schools athletes.

Descriptive survey research method was utilized and participants were 150 athletes (mean age = 15.26,std. error = 0.101).Their sports involvement are swimming, basketball, athletics, hand ball, Judo, Table-tennis, Football and Volleyball. Data was collected on how confident are athletes ability to avoid using banned substances with Doping Self-Regulatory Efficacy Scale (r=0.78) and Doping likelihood was measured with respect to performance enhancement and injury recovery with Doping Likelihood Questionnaire (r=0.82).

Results revealed that Doping self-regulatory efficacy was significantly associated with doping likelihood (P <.001). Fifty-five percent (55%) of the athletes are completely confident in their ability to avoid using banned substances before an important competition even when you can get away with it. While (62%) of the athletes are not completely confident in their ability to avoid using banned substances when pressured to do so by coaches, managers and sponsor. There was a significance difference (P <.005) in the self-regulatory efficacy level on doping likelihood between the male and female athletes with the male athletes more confident in the ability to avoid doping than their female counterparts.

Conclusively, the study provide evidence to support a model of doping based on  social cognitive paradigm  in which self-regulatory efficacy influences the likelihood to use  banned performance enhancing substances in  school sports.

Key words: Doping Likelihood, Athletes, Self-Regulatory Efficacy

 

 

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