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Career development and transitions of athletes : the International Society of Sport Psychology Position Stand Revisited (2020)


Stambulova, Natalia B.; Ryba, Tatiana V.; Henriksen, Kristoffer (2020). Career development and transitions of athletes : the International Society of Sport Psychology Position Stand Revisited. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, Early online. DOI: 10.1080/1612197X.2020.1737836


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All authors or editors: Stambulova, Natalia B.; Ryba, Tatiana V.; Henriksen, Kristoffer

Journal or series: International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology

ISSN: 1612-197X

eISSN: 1557-251X

Publication year: 2020

Volume: Early online

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Publication country: United States

Publication language: English

DOI: http://doi.org/10.1080/1612197X.2020.1737836

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Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/68164


Abstract

This paper is a comprehensive update of the International Society of Sport Psychology (ISSP) Position Stand on career development and transitions of athletes issued a decade ago (Stambulova, Alfermann, Statler, & Côté, 2009, ISSP Position Stand: Career development and transitions of athletes. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 7, 395–412.). A need for updating the 2009 Position Stand has grown out of the increasing inconsistency between its popularity and high citation, on the one hand, and its dated content that inadequately reflects the current status of athlete career research and assistance, on the other. During the last decade, sport psychology career scholars worked on structuring the athlete career knowledge and consolidating it into the athlete career (sport psychology) discourse (ACD). The aims of this paper are to: (1) update the decade-long evolution and describe the current structure of the ACD, (2) introduce recent trends in career development and transition research, (3) discuss emerging trends in career assistance, and (4) summarise in a set of postulates the current status and future challenges of the ACD.


Keywords: athletes; top athletes; career; career development; career planning

Free keywords: athletic career; athlete career discourse; career assistance; cultural praxis of athletes’ careers; life career


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