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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: A Taxonomy of Dual Career Development Environments in European countries
Author(s): Morris, Robert
Cartigny, Emily
Ryba, Tatiana
Wylleman, Paul
Henriksen, Kristoffer
Torregrosa, Miquel
Lindahl, Kent
Cecic-Erpic, Sasa
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Keywords: dual careers of athletes
elite sport
talent development
support system
ecological approach
Issue Date: 19-Feb-2020
Citation: Morris R, Cartigny E, Ryba T, Wylleman P, Henriksen K, Torregrosa M, Lindahl K & Cecic-Erpic S (2020) A Taxonomy of Dual Career Development Environments in European countries. European Sport Management Quarterly.
Abstract: Research question. The last decade has seen an increase in empirical research associated with dual careers in sport, with a particular focus on understanding and developing individual characteristics which are important to ensure success in sports and education or a vocation. More recent work has, however, also identified the importance of environmental factors in ensuring successful dual career outcomes. The aims of this study, therefore, are to: (a) identify and classify the different types of dual career development environments (DCDEs) and (b) provide outlines of the key features of the environments identified. Research methods. To achieve these aims, this study adopted the procedure of initial documentary analysis, interviews with knowledgeable stakeholders, cross-case analysis, and researcher discussions across seven countries in Europe (Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom). Results and findings. Results highlighted that there are eight types of DCDEs – (a) sports-friendly schools, (b) elite sport schools/colleges, (c) professional and/or private club programs, (d) sport-friendly universities, (e) combined dual career systems, (f) national sports programs, (g) defense force programs and (h) players’ union programs with a range of approaches to supporting dual careers. Implications. The research has practical implications in the context of dual career, through providing a possible framework for developing national taxonomies and, therefore, identifying DCDE characteristics and gaps in dual career support.
DOI Link: 10.1080/16184742.2020.1725778
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