A2 Review article, Literature review, Systematic review
Career development and transitions of athletes : the International Society of Sport Psychology Position Stand Revisited (2021)


Stambulova, N. B., Ryba, T. V., & Henriksen, K. (2021). Career development and transitions of athletes : the International Society of Sport Psychology Position Stand Revisited. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 19(4), 524-550. https://doi.org/10.1080/1612197X.2020.1737836


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All authors or editorsStambulova, Natalia B.; Ryba, Tatiana V.; Henriksen, Kristoffer

Journal or seriesInternational Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology

ISSN1612-197X

eISSN1557-251X

Publication year2021

Volume19

Issue number4

Pages range524-550

PublisherTaylor & Francis

Publication countryUnited States

Publication languageEnglish

DOIhttps://doi.org/10.1080/1612197X.2020.1737836

Publication open accessOpenly available

Publication channel open accessPartially open access channel

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.


Keywordsathletestop athletescareercareer developmentcareer planning

Free keywordsathletic career; athlete career discourse; career assistance; cultural praxis of athletes’ careers; life career


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Ministry reportingYes

Reporting Year2021

JUFO rating1


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