Account-making: a model for understanding and resolving distressful reactions to retirement from sport

J. Robert Grove*, David Lavallee, Sandy Gordon, John H. Harvey

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)52-67
Number of pages16
JournalSport Psychologist
Volume12
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1998
Externally publishedYes

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Grove, J. Robert ; Lavallee, David ; Gordon, Sandy ; Harvey, John H. / Account-making : a model for understanding and resolving distressful reactions to retirement from sport. In: Sport Psychologist. 1998 ; Vol. 12, No. 1. pp. 52-67.
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