ISSP position stand: Career development and transitions of athletes

Stambulova, Natalia, Alfermann, Dorothee, Statler, Traci and Cote, Jean (2009) ISSP position stand: Career development and transitions of athletes. International journal of sport and exercise psychology, 7 4: 395-412. doi:10.1080/1612197X.2009.9671916

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Author Stambulova, Natalia
Alfermann, Dorothee
Statler, Traci
Cote, Jean
Title ISSP position stand: Career development and transitions of athletes
Journal name International journal of sport and exercise psychology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1612-197X
Publication date 2009-01-01
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/1612197X.2009.9671916
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 7
Issue 4
Start page 395
End page 412
Total pages 18
Place of publication Philadelphia, PA United States
Publisher Taylor and Francis
Language eng
Formatted abstract
The ISSP Position Stand on Career Development and Transitions of Athletes draws attention to viewing athletes from the perspective of their career development and their broader historical and socio-cultural contexts. The particular focus of this paper is on career transitions as turning phases in career development. Successfully coping with transitions both within and outside of sport allows greater opportunity for an athlete to live a long and successful life in sport as well as being able to adjust effectively to the post-career. Alternatively, failure in coping with a transition is often followed by negative consequences (e.g., premature dropout from sport, neuroses, alcohol/drug abuse, etc.). Therefore, helping athletes prepare for and/or cope with career transitions should be of primary concern for coaches, managers, athletes' parents, and sport psychology consultants. In this paper we emphasize the role of contextual factors in career development/ transition research and practice. Based on the literature review, we propose six statements and related recommendations for athletes and their significant others, as well as for researchers and consultants.
Keyword Athletic career
Socio cultural context
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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