DOPING AWARENESS, PERCEPTION, AND ATTITUDE AMONG SPORTS SCIENCE UNIVERSITY STUDENTS IN ETHIOPIA
Abstract - This study aimed to investigate the association between doping awareness, perception, and attitudeamong sports Science University students in Ethiopia focused on student gender. A cross-sectional design method was used. Seven hundred thirty-six (736) students were drawn from thirteen out of twenty-six universities. Whole or census sampling was applicable. A questionnaire remained used to collect data regarding doping awareness and perception. And also, the Performance Enhancing Attitude Scale (PEAS) questionnaire formulated by Petrocozi and Aidman (2009) was used to assess the doping attitude of students. Data we reanalyzed using SPSS version 24.The Association of students doping APA was checked by chi-square (x2). APA among students on doping (p<0.05). Male students were more associated with doping APA. In general majority, 55%, 54.5%, and 59.1%,of students, had better doping APA respectively. This is due to education on doping. Universities and the Ethiopian National Anti-doping Agency should take an agreement for both theoretical and practical doping APA of students.
Keywords - Awareness, Perceptions, Attitude, Doping; Sports Science; University Students.