The purpose of this bibliography is to provide researchers, career counsellors and others interested in career transitions in sport with an annotated reference list on the topic. In 1980, McPherson reported that an extensive literature search generated 20 references pertaining to this area, and that few of these citations were empirical studies. As previously outlined by Lavallee, Sinclair and Wylleman (1998), in conjunction with the Special Interest Group on Career Transitions in Sport, a total of 221 references (93 counselling-based references; 128 empirical references) have recently been identified on the topic of career transitions in sport, including 80 conference presentations (e.g. papers, posters and proceedings), 59 journal articles (19 sociology articles, 16 psychology articles and 24 articles on other topics), 27 book chapters/books, 12 monographs/reports, 28 dissertations/theses and 15 other citations (e.g. magazine articles). In order to document the recent resurgence in the area, as well as highlight the seminal references on career transitions in sport, a decision was made to include all references from 1965 to 1997 in the bibliography. References focusing on the career transition of coaches and dancers were also included due to the applied and empirical similarities documented in the literature on career transitions of athletes.
Lavallee, D., Wylleman, P., & Sinclair, D. A. (1998). An annotated bibliography on career transitions in sport: II. empirical references. Australian Journal of Career Development, 7(3), 32-44. https://doi.org/10.1177/103841629800700310