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Title: A conceptual model of the athlete retirement decision-making process
Authors: Park, Sunghee
Lavallee, David
Tod, David
Contact Email: david.lavallee@stir.ac.uk
Keywords: Athletes’ retirement
Decision-making
Stages of change
Transition
Issue Date: Sep-2013
Publisher: Edizione Luigi Pozzi
Citation: Park S, Lavallee D & Tod D (2013) A conceptual model of the athlete retirement decision-making process, International Journal of Sport Psychology, 44 (5), pp. 409-428.
Abstract: The purpose of this article is to provide new ways of understanding athletes’ retirement decision-making process, and its influences on the quality of career transition. Existing literature from both within sport career transition study area and outside the sport domain informing the development of a conceptual model which focuses on explaining the final stages of athletes’ sporting careers and retirement decision-making process. The model helps predict changes in athletes’ behaviours and psychological reactions through the process by providing explanation of: (a) what steps athletes go through during the final stages of their sporting careers; (b) potential influential factors for athletes’ retirement decision; (c) how athletes change their psychological reactions and behaviours towards their retirement; and (d) potential intervention strategies to assist athletes’ career transition out of sport process.
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/22404
URL: http://www.ijsp-online.com/abstract/view/44/409
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Affiliation: University of Stirling
School of Sport
Aberystwyth University

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