Professional Responsibility Of Coaches And Athletic Personnel

792 WordsMar 9, 20154 Pages
Professional Responsibility Coaches and athletic personnel are examples of ethical behavior in their personal and professional lives. They must have a clear perspective for their role and responsibility toward the organization, the team, and the athlete. Therefore, it is important to give consideration to the relationship between personal and professional responsibility; and also to whether there are limitations to loyalty to the organization or team. Personal and Professional Responsibility Many argue that what one believes personally has nothing to do with what one does professionally. Proponents of this argument support situational ethics where individuals apply standards and values within the circumstance as they determine acceptable behavior. Under this philosophy, a coach strives to meet personal responsibilities using societal standards and personal values. While meeting professional responsibilities the coach would then use an organization’s standards and values without considering personal values. Without personal values as the foundation for both personal and professional responsibilities, a coach may not always meet the standards of ethical behavior. Even worse, a coach may compromise their personal values in pursuit of organizational goals (Lumpkin, Stoll & Beller, 2013). According to Lumpkin, Stoll and Beller personal values are compromised because, “too few people actually reflect on their values and beliefs and then examine those relative to the
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