Development of an instrument to measure the moral judgments of sport managers

Andrew Rudd, Susan Mullane, Sharon Stoll

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The purpose of this study was to develop an instrument to measure the moral judgments of sport managers called the Moral Judgments of Sport Managers Instrument (MJSMI). More specifically, our intention was to measure moral judgment on a unidimensional level given past research suggesting moral judgment is a unidimensional construct (Hahm, Beller, & Stoll, 1989; Kohlberg, 1984; Piaget, 1932; Rest, 1979, 1986). The MJSMI contains 8 moral dilemmas/stories in the context of sport management. Sport managers respond to the dilemmas on a four-point Likert scale. Three pilot studies were undertaken to develop the MJSMI. Exploratory factor analysis and internal consistency analysis were the primary methods for assaying reliability and validity. Results consistently showed that sport managers' responses vary depending on the nature of the moral scenario and thus do not indicate a unidimensional construct. The reasons for inconsistent responses are thoroughly discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)59-82
Number of pages24
JournalJournal of Sport Management
Volume24
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010

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  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
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Development of an instrument to measure the moral judgments of sport managers. / Rudd, Andrew; Mullane, Susan; Stoll, Sharon.

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