Career Transitions in Sport: International Perspectives

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Career Transitions in Sport was written for sport psychologists and other practitioners who are concerned with the well-being of athletes who are facing the difficult transition from a sports career and the regret anxiety and identity loss that can accompany retirement. Career Transitions in Sport is a groundbreaking collaboration by international scholars providing an overview of empirical theoretical and applied perspectives on sports career transitions.

Contents

FOREWORD

Mark B. Andersen, Victoria University, Australia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ix

PREFACE

David Lavallee, University of Teesside, England

Paul Wylleman, Vrije Universiet Brussel, Belgium . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xiii

1. Theoretical Perspectives on Career Transitions in Sport

David Lavallee, University of Teesside, England . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1

2. Self-Identity Issues in Sport Career Transitions

Britton W. Brewer,, Judy L. Van Raalte,

and Albert J. Petitpas, Springfield College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

3. Causes and Consequences of Sport Career Termination

Dorothee Alfermann, University of Leipzig, Germany . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49

4. Athlete Lifestyle Programs

Deidre Anderson, Athlete Career and Education Program, Australia

Tony Morris, Victoria University, Australia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59

5. Practical Considerations in Implementing

Sport Career Transition Programs

Albert J. Petitpas and Delight Champagne, Springfield College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81

6. Transferable Skills for Career Change

Lisa Mayocchi, Stephanie J. Hanrahan,

The University of Queensland, Australia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95

7. Intervention Strategies for Athletes in Transition

David Lavallee, University of Teesside, England

Mark Nesti and Erika Borkoles, Leeds Metropolitan University, England

Ian Cockerill and Amanda Edge, The University of Birmingham, England . . . . . . 111

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8. The Role of the Sport Organization

in the Career Transition Process

Dana A. Sinclair, Human Performance International, Canada

Dieter Hackfort, Universitat Der Bundeswehr, Germany . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .131

9. Transitions in Youth Sport: A Developmental

Perspective on Parental Involvement

Paul Wylleman and Paul De Knop, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

Martha E. Ewing and Sean P. Cumming, Michigan State University . . . . . . . . .143

10. Sport Transitions Among Athletes With Disabilities

Jeffrey J. Martin, Wayne State University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .161

11. Career Transitions Among Dancers

Wendy Patton and Susan Ryan,

Queensland University of Technology, Australia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169

12. Within-Career Transitions of the Athlete-Coach-Parent Triad

John H. Salmela, Bradley W. Young, and Jamie Kallio,

University of Ottawa,Canada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .181

13. The End of An Era: The Case of Forced Transition

Involving Boston University Football

Leonard Zaichkowsky, Elizabeth King,

and John McCarthy,Boston University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195

Appendix A

Career Transitions in Sport: An Annotated Bibliography

David Lavallee, University of Teesside, England

Paul Wylleman, Vrije Universiet Brussel, Belgium

Dana Sinclair, Human Performance International, Canada . . . . . . . . . . . 207

Appendix B

European Federation of Sports Psychology (FEPSAC)

Position Statement 3: Sports Career Transitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 259

Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  263

Editor Biographies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Author Biographies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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