The purpose of this case study was to understand the personal experience of a female athlete (aged 24 years) undergoing a signiﬁcant change-event from a team sport (rugby) to an individual sport (weightlifting) at an elite level. Two in-depth informal interviews were conducted. A number of change-events were experienced in several contexts, including a change of sports, a change in academic status, and a reoccurring injury. The ﬁndings provided empirical support for the use of the scheme of change for sport psychology practice (Samuel & Tenenbaum, 2011a) for understanding the change process and the associated coping strategies athletes may adopt.
|Number of pages||14|
|Journal||Journal of Applied Sport Psychology|
|Early online date||11 Jul 2013|
|Publication status||Published - 3 Apr 2014|
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- Division of Sport and Exercise Sciences - Senior Lecturer