Theoretical perspectives on career transitions in sport

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This chapter outlines theoretical perspectives on career transitions in sport. Models that have been employed to explain this phenomenon will initially be delineated, including theories of social gerontology, thanatology,and human adaptation to transition. This will be followed by an outline of a conceptual model of sports career transition (Taylor & Ogilvie, 1998). This model focuses on how the causes of career transition, developmental experiences of the athlete, and coping resources affect the quality of adjustment to career transitions in sport.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCareer transitions in sport
Subtitle of host publicationinternational perspectives
EditorsDavid Lavallee, Paul Wylleman
Place of PublicationMorgantown, WV
PublisherFitness Information Technology
Number of pages28
ISBN (Print)9781885693211
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2000
Externally publishedYes


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