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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: The causes of career termination from sport and their relationship to post-retirement adjustment among elite-amateur athletes in Australia
Authors: Lavallee, David
Grove, J Robert
Gordon, Sandy
Contact Email: david.lavallee@stir.ac.uk
Issue Date: Jul-1997
Publisher: Australian Psychological Society/ Wiley-Blackwell
Citation: Lavallee D, Grove JR & Gordon S (1997) The causes of career termination from sport and their relationship to post-retirement adjustment among elite-amateur athletes in Australia, Australian Psychologist, 32 (2), pp. 131-135.
Abstract: Former athletes (N = 48) from a variety of sports provided information about the primary reason for their athletic retirement and the degree of adjustment required. Content analysis of reasons for retirement indicated that this sample of athletes retired from competitive sport for numerous reasons, including age, injury, deselection, and voluntary career termination. Subsequent comparisons between athletes who retired for voluntary and involuntary reasons indicated that involuntary retirement was associated with significantly greater emotional and social adjustment on career termination. In addition, the former athletes who experienced the greatest adjustment difficulty perceived the least personal control over the reasons for retirement. Implications for professional and applied work in the area are discussed, and suggestions are made regarding future research on career transitions from sport.
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/7666
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00050069708257366
Rights: This is an electronic version of an article published in Australian Psychologist, Volume 32, Issue 2, pages 131–135, July 1997
Affiliation: University of Western Australia
University of Western Australia
University of Western Australia

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