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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Account-making: A model for understanding and resolving distressful reactions to retirement from sport
Author(s): Grove, J Robert
Lavallee, David
Gordon, Sandy
Harvey, John H
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Issue Date: Mar-1998
Date Deposited: 27-Aug-2012
Citation: Grove JR, Lavallee D, Gordon S & Harvey JH (1998) Account-making: A model for understanding and resolving distressful reactions to retirement from sport. Sport Psychologist, 12 (1), pp. 52-67.
Abstract: In this paper, we examine the account-making model of Harvey, Weber, and Orbuch(1990) as a framework for understanding negative reactions to retirement from competitive sport. Theoretical aspects of the model are first summarized, and a case study is then presented to illustrate the central role of account-making in the adjustment process for an Olympic gold medallist. We conclude by suggesting ways that sport psychology consultants can facilitate account-making and thereby help athletes to cope with distressful reactions to retirement.
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