Autonomy in the Context of Decision-Making Dilemmas
T.M.C. Asser Institute for International & European Law, Asser Research Paper 2021-07, forthcoming in: Do Desporto/On Sports: theoria vs praxis/theory vs praxis, Coimbra (Portugal): IEF (Instituto de Estudos Filosóficos) and Fundação do desporto, (2021)
19 Pages Posted: 18 Oct 2021
Date Written: October 6, 2021
Does supporting player autonomy lead to chaos? Does it create problems for performance evaluation? Empirical research on the impact of supporting player autonomy has been growing widely with several studies demonstrating its benefits. However, these studies remain incomplete unless we address the worries associated with supporting player autonomy. The worries are that supporting autonomy can create chaos and complicate performance evaluation. Here we explore the notion of autonomy to argue that supporting player autonomy does not necessarily lead to chaos or complicate performance evaluation. On the contrary, player autonomy should be supported in order to reduce the likelihood of chaos. Educational frameworks used for supporting autonomy also provide a tool for performance evaluation.
Keywords: coaching, performance evaluation, ethics, professional sport, legalism, education, philosophy, freedom, chaos, interpreted function
JEL Classification: K33
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