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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: A conceptual model of the athlete retirement decision-making process
Author(s): Park, Sunghee
Lavallee, David
Tod, David
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Keywords: Athletes’ retirement
Stages of change
Issue Date: Sep-2013
Date Deposited: 2-Nov-2015
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.
DOI Link: 10.7352/IJSP2013.44.409
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