Term of Award

Spring 2013

Degree Name

Master of Science in Kinesiology (M.S.)

Document Type and Release Option

Thesis (restricted to Georgia Southern)

Department

Department of Health and Kinesiology

Committee Chair

Brandonn Harris

Committee Member 1

Daniel Czech

Committee Member 2

Samuel Todd

Abstract

The AASP ethics code was put in place to provide general principals and specific ethical standards for managing many situations encountered by AASP members (AASP, 2012). As the Sport and Exercise Psychology profession develops so to must its ethics code, in 2012 AASP added a technology use standard to guide the best practice of technology use within the field. Unfortunately, because technology is developing at such a rapid rate it becomes impossible for the ethics code to keep pace (Van Allen & Roberts, 2011). Therefore, the purpose of this study was to gather data on the frequency for the use of technology in sport psychology service delivery and the perceptions of its ethicality. A total of 77 current AASP certified consultants completed the Technology and Practice questionnaire-revised (McMinn, et al., 2011). Results from the study indicate that technology maybe currently being underutilized by professionals for the delivery of sport and exercise psychology services. No significant differences were found for the ethical use of technology for any of the three research hypotheses.

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