An international survey of perceptions of the 2014 FIFA World Cup : National levels of corruption as a context for perceptions of institutional corruption

Faculty/Professorship: Personality Psychology and Psychological Assessment  ; Language Centre / Department of Romance Languages  
Author(s): Schütz, Astrid  ; Depietri, Marco ; Nezlek, John B.; Newman, David B.; Baumeister, Roy F.; Schug, Joanna; Joshanloo, Mohsen; Lopes, Paulo N.; Alt, Nicholas P.; Cypryańska, Marzena; Gorbaniuk, Oleg; Huguet, Pascal; Kafetsios, Konstantinos; Koydemir, Selda ; Kuppens, Peter; Park, Sanghee; San Martin, Alvaro; Schaafsma, Juliette; Simunovic, Dora; Yokota, Kunihiro
Title of the Journal: PLOS ONE
ISSN: 1932-6203
Publisher Information: San Francisco, California, US : PLOS
Year of publication: 2019
Volume: 14
Issue: 9
Pages: 19
Language(s): English
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0222492
We conducted a survey about the 2014 FIFA World Cup that measured attitudes about FIFA, players, and officials in 18 languages with 4600 respondents from 29 countries. Sixty percent of respondents perceived FIFA officials as being dishonest, and people from countries with less institutional corruption and stronger rule of law perceived FIFA officials as being more corrupt and less competent running the tournament than people from countries with more corruption and weaker rule of law. In contrast, respondents evaluated players as skilled and honest and match officials as competent and honest. We discuss the implications of our findings for perceptions of corruption in general.
Keywords: sports, surveys, governments, law enforcement, sensory perception, contract law, regulations
Peer Reviewed: Ja
International Distribution: Ja
Open Access Journal: Ja
Type: Article
Release Date: 20. December 2022
Project: Open-Access-Publikationsfonds 2012-2020