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dc.contributor.authorAlfermann, Dorotheeen_UK
dc.contributor.authorBardaxoglou, Nicoleen_UK
dc.contributor.authorChamalidis, Prodomosen_UK
dc.contributor.authorLavallee, Daviden_UK
dc.contributor.authorStambulova, Nataliaen_UK
dc.contributor.authorMenkehorst, Hardyen_UK
dc.contributor.authorPetitpas, Albert Jen_UK
dc.contributor.authorSalmela, John Hen_UK
dc.contributor.authorSchilling, Guidoen_UK
dc.contributor.authorvan den Berg, Frank Jen_UK
dc.contributor.authorWylleman, Paulen_UK
dc.contributor.editorWylleman, Pen_UK
dc.contributor.editorLavallee, Den_UK
dc.contributor.editorAlfermann, Den_UK
dc.description.abstractFirst paragraph: While an athlete’s sports career may seem to develop in a smooth and continuous way from beginning to end, it is in fact characterized by specific phases and transitions. Asked to describe its development, athletes highlight their athletic career, for example, in terms of specific moments or situations which occurred throughout their career (Wylleman & De Knop, 1997a,b). These moments or situations do not only require athletes to cope with specific changes, but are also perceived by the athletes to influence the quality of their participation at their current competitive level. The occurrence of phases and transitions in the athletic career can also be illustrated by chronologically pin-pointing athletes’ sport achievements (e.g., a first national championship title) and selections (e.g., selection for the national team). Comparison of such developmental data has revealed many similarities in (elite) athletes’ athletic careers (Stambulova, 1998; Wylleman & De Knop, 1998): athletes start out in their sport at the ages of approximately 8 to 12 years-of-age; one or two years later athletes start competing at club level, and go, some three to four years later on to national level; a first selection for a national team occurs somewhere between 17-19 years-of-age, while a first Olympic selection is achieved during their early twenties; and finally, athletes do end their involvement in highlevel competitive sport at approximately 30 years-of-age (3). In fact, researchers have been able to identify a sequence of career developmental phases, not only with elite level athletes, but with talented performers in general, namely an initiation, a development, a mastery, and a post-career phase (e.g., Bloom, 1985; Salmela; 1994).en_UK
dc.publisherEuropean Federation of Sports Psychology.en_UK
dc.relationAlfermann D, Bardaxoglou N, Chamalidis P, Lavallee D, Stambulova N, Menkehorst H, Petitpas AJ, Salmela JH, Schilling G, van den Berg FJ & Wylleman P (1999) The Nature and Conceptualisation of Career Transitions in Sport. In: Wylleman P, Lavallee D & Alfermann D (eds.) Career transitions in competitive sports. FEPSAC Monograph Series, 1. Biel, Switzerland: European Federation of Sports Psychology. pp. 6-29.
dc.relation.ispartofseriesFEPSAC Monograph Series, 1en_UK
dc.rightsThe publisher has granted permission for use of this work in this Repository. Published in Career transitions in competitive sports by by European Federation of Sports Psychology:
dc.titleThe Nature and Conceptualisation of Career Transitions in Sporten_UK
dc.typePart of book or chapter of booken_UK
dc.type.statusAM - Accepted Manuscripten_UK
dc.citation.btitleCareer transitions in competitive sportsen_UK
dc.publisher.addressBiel, Switzerlanden_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity Leipzigen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversite Libre de Bruxellesen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationSt Petersburg State Universityen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Groningenen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationSpringfield Collegeen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Ottawaen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationSwiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL)en_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationDutch Association for Sport Psychology (VSPN)en_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationVrije University Amsterdamen_UK
rioxxterms.typeBook chapteren_UK
local.rioxx.authorAlfermann, Dorothee|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorBardaxoglou, Nicole|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorChamalidis, Prodomos|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorLavallee, David|0000-0002-3829-293Xen_UK
local.rioxx.authorStambulova, Natalia|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorMenkehorst, Hardy|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorPetitpas, Albert J|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorSalmela, John H|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorSchilling, Guido|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorvan den Berg, Frank J|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorWylleman, Paul|en_UK
local.rioxx.projectInternal Project|University of Stirling|
local.rioxx.contributorWylleman, P|en_UK
local.rioxx.contributorLavallee, D|en_UK
local.rioxx.contributorAlfermann, D|en_UK
local.rioxx.filenameAlfermann et al..pdfen_UK
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