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When Sport Psychology Consulting Is a Means to an End(ing): Roles and Agendas When Helping Athletes Leave Their Sports

Van Raalte, Judy L and Andersen, Mark B (2007) When Sport Psychology Consulting Is a Means to an End(ing): Roles and Agendas When Helping Athletes Leave Their Sports. The Sport Psychologist, 21 (2). pp. 227-242. ISSN 0888-4781

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Abstract

The authors focus on many of the complex issues that sport psychologists face when working with athletes through the process of leaving sport. They briefly review the literature on career termination to serve as a foundation for a discussion of the effects that an athlete’s career termination can have on teammates, family, and the self. The authors also explore the issue of bias and prejudice. People intimately involved in sport (sport psychologists included) often have a prejudice toward sport relative to other possible activities or goals. This bias might influence how sport psychologists listen to, interpret, and formulate athlete cases. Case examples are used to highlight the difficulties of identifying career-termination concerns and the professional and personal tensions that come with making sport career changes. With care, sport psychologists can manage career termination and related issues and effectively address the health and happiness of the athletes they serve.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID12753, sport career changes, athlete’s career termination, effects on teammates, family, and self, identifying career-termination concerns, professional and personal tensions
Subjects: Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Centre for Ageing, Rehabilitation, Exercise & Sport Science (CARES)
FOR Classification > 1701 Psychology
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Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 11 May 2012 01:35
Last Modified: 11 May 2012 01:35
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/3430
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