Miroslav Smajic, Faculty of Sport and Physical Education, Novi Sad; Dragoljub Bekvalac, Football Club ”Hajduk“, Kula
Alen Kapidžic, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport, Tuzla


Usage of unallowed stimulative drugs for recovery implies consuming or giving to others
substances which artificially improve physical and psychical condition of an athlete and thus
improve his/her success in sport. The goal of the study is to examine attitudes of football players
of various length of sports experience, towards unallowed stimulative substances for recovery.
The sample of examinees consists of 120 football players divided into two groups, on basis of
the sports experience length (first group: 4-8 years of sport experience, second group: 9-14
years). The sample of variables consists of a system of 10 items (claims) assessed on a 5-grade
scale. The importance of the differences between the groups was determined by a multivariate
and univariate analysis of variance, discriminative analysis, Roy’s test, Pearson’s coefficient of
contingency and the coefficient of multiple correlation. It is evident that football players of
different length of sport experience differ among themselves in their attitudes towards unallowed
drugs for recovery, however, those differences are not big.

Keywords: unallowed stimulative drugs for recovery, football players, attitudes, length of sport

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