ETHICAL ISSUES AND PROFESSIONAL CODE OF PRACTICE IN SCHOOLS SPORTS

Lawal Yazid Ibrahim

Abstract


Purpose: This paper examined ethic and institutionalization of code of professional practice in the Kano State School sports system. These codes of ethics include commitment to athletes, player, public, profession, employment practice and services that embodied personal integrity, dignity and mutual respect.

Methods: Three [3] research questions were formulated, answered and tested at 0.05 level of Significance. The Sample comprised of 35 School Sports professionals’ management practitioners selected from secondary schools of Kano, from the total population of 105 through stratified Sampling technique. The instrument used in the research was the Self-Assessment Questionnaire [SAQ] developed by the researcher, data collected were analysed using rank ordered correlation.

Results: The findings revealed the need for school sport management professionals’ to understand the different functions of codes and distinguished between the three types of codes namely, code of ethics, conduct, practice and levels of professional ethics of competencies and best practice in school sports system.

Conclusion: In conclusion Secondary school sports managers must embraces and practices according to  professional code of ethics, conduct and practice, the individual, the profession and the society as a whole will benefits in improving ethical decision making, high standards of practice and ethical behaviour, enhances trust and respect from the general public.

Recommendations: The study recommends among others that professional association should Design ethics and codes of professionals’ practice of sports management practitioners even though at the time of the study there was no sport management professional association the practitioners belong.  

 

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ethics, profession, practice & sports

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