Blog: ASADA releases anti-doping education research results

13 September 2012

ASADA has released more detailed results of its independent 2012 stakeholder research, focussing on education.

The research is completed and analysed by our research contractor, Orima, and is designed to collect opinions from athletes, support personnel and sporting organisations about ASADA and anti-doping.

Anti-doping education participation

The research found that the percentage of respondents who participated in anti-doping education has been increasing over the last three years. Sixty per cent of respondents had participated in anti-doping education at least once in 2012, up from 55 per cent last and 53 per cent in 2010.

Graph showing increase in participation in anti-doping education.

Base:all respondents (includes athletes, support personnel and sporting organisations)

Satisfaction with aspects of ASADA’s anti-doping education

In terms of satisfaction with anti-doping education the research found that:

  • 96 per cent said they were satisfied it was accessible (94 per cent in 2011 and 89 per cent in 2010)
  • 95 per cent said they were satisfied it was effective in conveying anti-doping messages (95 per cent in 2011 and 91 per cent in 2010)
  • 88 per cent said they were satisfied it provided correct and current information (94 per cent in 2011 and 92 per cent in 2010)
  • 85 per cent said they were satisfied it was delivered in an efficient manner (82 per cent in 2011 and 81 per cent in 2010).

Graph showing changes in satisfaction in ASADA's anti-doping education.

Base: Respondents who participated in ASADA’s anti-doping education in the previous 12 months

Satisfaction with how ASADA educates about…

Overall the research found that 80 per cent of respondents were satisfied with how they were educated on prohibited substances and methods (82 per cent in 2011 and 70 per cent in 2010); 81 per cent were satisfied in relation to athlete rights and responsibilities (79 per cent in 2011 and 70 per cent in 2010); and 89 per cent were satisfied with how they were educated on how to find anti-doping information (85 per cent in 2011 and 74 per cent in 2010). 

Graph showing changes in satisfaction in ASADA's education on certain topics.

Base:Respondents who participated in ASADA’s anti-doping education in the previous 12 months

Thank you again to all the athletes, national sporting organisations, peak bodies and support personnel who provided feedback to us through the stakeholder research survey.