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Henriksen, K., Kamuk Storm, L., Kuettel, A., Linnér, L. & Stambulova, N. (2020). A holistic ecological approach to sport and study: The case of an athlete friendly university in Denmark. Psychology of Sport And Exercise, 47, Article ID 101637.
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2020 (English)In: Psychology of Sport And Exercise, ISSN 1469-0292, E-ISSN 1878-5476, Vol. 47, article id 101637Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Objectives: Dual career development environments (DCDEs) exist to support student-athletes in their endeavours to combine sport with education or work. Such environments are likely to vary in their structure, processes, philosophy, and degree of efficiency. With the overall aim of applying the holistic ecological approach (Henriksen, Stambulova & Roessler, 2010) to the study of DCDEs, the objectives of the present study are: (a) to provide a holistic description of a Danish athlete-friendly university as a DCDE, and (b) to investigate the factors influencing the environment’s effectiveness. Methodology: Based on two working models, the study takes a case study approach and a real-time perspective and uses multiple sources of data (interviews, observations, and documents). Results: Two empirical models summarize the findings and portray the DCDE as: (1) centred on a dual career (DC) support team that serves to support communication and coordination between the sport, study, and private domains; (2) focused on providing individual solutions for each athlete; (3) teaching student-athletes to plan, prioritize, communicate, and take responsibility for the balance in their DC endeavour; and (4) deeply rooted in a shared DC philosophy that puts sport first and recognizes that the student-athletes must be seen as whole persons. Conclusion: Researcher-practitioners in the DC context are encouraged to focus not only on the challenges and coping strategies of the individual student-athletes but to understand and (if necessary) optimize the entire environment around them. © 2019 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2020
Keywords
Dual career, Dual career development environment, Student-athletes, University
National Category
Psychology (excluding Applied Psychology)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-41277 (URN)10.1016/j.psychsport.2019.101637 (DOI)2-s2.0-85076051983 (Scopus ID)
Projects
Erasmus + Sports project “Ecology of Dual Career”
Note

Funders: Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union (ID:590476-EPP-1-2017-1-UK-SPO-SCP). 

Available from: 2019-12-19 Created: 2019-12-19 Last updated: 2020-02-17Bibliographically approved
Winthereik Mathorne, O., Henriksen, K. & Stambulova, N. (2020). An “Organizational Triangle” to Coordinate Talent Development: A Case Study in Danish Swimming. Case Studies in Sport and Exercise Psychology, 4(1), 11-20
Open this publication in new window or tab >>An “Organizational Triangle” to Coordinate Talent Development: A Case Study in Danish Swimming
2020 (English)In: Case Studies in Sport and Exercise Psychology, ISSN 2470-4849, Vol. 4, no 1, p. 11-20Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This case study in Danish swimming was informed by a holistic ecological approach in talent development and aimed to explore (a) collaborative relationships between the Danish swimming federation, a municipality, and a local swimming club, termed “an organizational triangle,” and (b) factors influencing the success of their collaboration at the local level. Data collection and analysis were guided by the athletic-talent-development-environment (working) model and a newly developed collaboration-success-factors (CSF) model. Methods included interviews with talent-development coordinators representing the organizations and analysis of documents. Results allowed the authors to transform the CSF (working) model into an empirical model containing the collaboration preconditions (e.g., power to make decisions), processes (e.g., strategic planning), and initiatives (e.g., efficient use of the swimming pool) and shared assumptions of the talent-development philosophy (e.g., long-term focus). The success of this organizational triangle was visible in the way the organizations increased the quality of talent development in the local swimming club. © 2020 Human Kinetics, Inc.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Champaign: Human Kinetics, 2020
Keywords
collaboration success factors model, holistic ecological approach, integration of efforts, swimming
National Category
Applied Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-41979 (URN)10.1123/cssep.2019-0017 (DOI)
Available from: 2020-04-30 Created: 2020-04-30 Last updated: 2020-05-08Bibliographically approved
Stambulova, N. (2020). Athletes' careers and transitions (8ed.). In: J. M. Williams & V. Krane (Ed.), Applied sport psychology: Personal growth to peak performance (pp. 519-541). New York: McGraw-Hill
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Athletes' careers and transitions
2020 (English)In: Applied sport psychology: Personal growth to peak performance / [ed] J. M. Williams & V. Krane, New York: McGraw-Hill, 2020, 8, p. 519-541Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York: McGraw-Hill, 2020 Edition: 8
National Category
Applied Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-39058 (URN)
Available from: 2019-03-15 Created: 2019-03-15 Last updated: 2019-12-19Bibliographically approved
Stambulova, N., Ryba, T. & Henriksen, K. (2020). Career development and transitions of athletes: the International Society of Sport Psychology Position Stand Revisited. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Career development and transitions of athletes: the International Society of Sport Psychology Position Stand Revisited
2020 (English)In: International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, ISSN 1612-197X, E-ISSN 1557-251XArticle in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

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). 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) summarize in a set of postulates the current status and future challenges of the ACD.  © 2020 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York: Taylor & Francis, 2020
Keywords
athletic career, athlete career discourse, career assistance, cultural praxis of athletes’ careers, life career.
National Category
Applied Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-41976 (URN)10.1080/1612197X.2020.1737836 (DOI)000519851200001 ()2-s2.0-85081318337 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2020-04-30 Created: 2020-04-30 Last updated: 2020-04-30
Stambulova, N. & Samuel, R. D. (2020). Career transitions (1ed.). In: D. Hackfort & R. J. Schinke (Ed.), The Routledge International Encyclopedia of Sport and Exercise Psychology: Volume 2: Applied and Practical Measures (pp. 119-134). Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge
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2020 (English)In: The Routledge International Encyclopedia of Sport and Exercise Psychology: Volume 2: Applied and Practical Measures / [ed] D. Hackfort & R. J. Schinke, Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, 2020, 1, p. 119-134Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Up to now, three major conceptualizations of career transitions (CTs) have been adopted in sport psychology. First, pioneer researchers on the transition to the post-sport career (e.g., Baillie & Danish, 1992; Parker, 1994; Sinclair & Orlick, 1994; Swain, 1991; Werthner & Orlick, 1986) based their conceptual understanding of this transition on the work of Schlossberg (1981, 1984) in counselling psychology. Schlossberg (1981) suggested that, “a transition can be said to occur if an event or non-event results in a change in assumptions about oneself and the world, and thus requires a corresponding change in one’s behavior and relationships” (p. 5). This definition and relevant theoretical framework (i.e., the human adaptation to transition model) have been and still are popular among transition researchers in sport psychology (e.g., Küttel, Boyle, & Schmid, 2017; Pummell, Harwood, & Lavallee, 2008).

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, 2020 Edition: 1
Series
International Perspectives on Key Issues in Sport and Exercise Psychology
National Category
Psychology (excluding Applied Psychology)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-39059 (URN)9781138734463 (ISBN)9781315187228 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-03-15 Created: 2019-03-15 Last updated: 2020-05-06Bibliographically approved
Ekengren, J., Stambulova, N., Johnson, U., Carlsson, I.-M. & Ryba, T. (2020). Composite vignettes of Swedish male and female professional handball players’ career paths. Sport in Society: Cultures, Media, Politics, Commerce, 23(4), 595-612
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Composite vignettes of Swedish male and female professional handball players’ career paths
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2020 (English)In: Sport in Society: Cultures, Media, Politics, Commerce, ISSN 1743-0437, E-ISSN 1743-0445, Vol. 23, no 4, p. 595-612Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study was to describe gender-specific career paths of Swedish professional handball players. A reanalysis of Ekengren et al. (2018) career interviews with nine male and nine female players led to creating two composite vignettes using the athletes’ own words, accounted for typical features in the male and female players’ career paths. Seven themes were identified in the analysis of the men’s transcripts and eight themes derived from the women’s transcripts. Further, the themes of both vignettes were aligned with career stages described in our previous study (Ekengren et al. 2018). The male players’ vignette is interpreted as a performance narrative congruent with elite handball culture that promotes performance success and profitable professional contracts. The female players’ vignette is more holistic, embracing handball, studies, motherhood, and how they ought to be as Swedish women. Recommendations for future research are provided. © 2019 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Abingdon: Routledge, 2020
Keywords
Career development, creative analytical practice, cultural praxis of athletes’ careers, gender, handball, vignettes
National Category
Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-39272 (URN)10.1080/17430437.2019.1599201 (DOI)2-s2.0-85064667459 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Swedish National Centre for Research in Sports, F2015-0018
Note

Other funders: The Swedish Research Council for Sport Science, Swedish Handball Federation & Halmstad University

Available from: 2019-04-25 Created: 2019-04-25 Last updated: 2020-03-23Bibliographically approved
Samuel, R. D., Stambulova, N. & Ashkenazi, Y. (2020). Cultural transition of the Israeli men’s U18 National handball team migrated to Germany: a case study. Sport in Society: Cultures, Media, Politics, Commerce, 23(4), 697-716
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Cultural transition of the Israeli men’s U18 National handball team migrated to Germany: a case study
2020 (English)In: Sport in Society: Cultures, Media, Politics, Commerce, ISSN 1743-0437, E-ISSN 1743-0445, Vol. 23, no 4, p. 697-716Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This case study describes the cultural transition of the Israeli men’s U18 national handball team to train and compete in Germany for a competitive season. Qualitative and quantitative data were collected longitudinally as part of sport psychology services provided to the team. Data analysis was guided by an integrated career change and transition framework (ICCT). Results indicated that the transition demands covered on-court (e.g., increased training load) and off-court (e.g., residing at a hotel) issues. Players perceived this transition as significant and positive. In response to selection for this program, most players relied on consulting with others. The transition barriers were also related to on-court (e.g., injuries) and off-court (e.g., cultural differences) issues. Players varied in their conscious decision to change (i.e., apply all necessary adjustments) and coping effectiveness. Players exhibited several transition pathways, as suggested by the ICCT. Findings illustrate the dynamics and multifaceted nature of the cultural transition. © 2019 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, 2020
Keywords
integrated career change and transition framework, cultural transition, coping, identity, mixed-methods case study, adolescent athletes
National Category
Psychology (excluding Applied Psychology)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-39054 (URN)10.1080/17430437.2019.1565706 (DOI)2-s2.0-85061200722 (Scopus ID)
Note

Funding: The Olympic Committee of Israel and the Israel Handball Association

Available from: 2019-03-15 Created: 2019-03-15 Last updated: 2020-03-23Bibliographically approved
Ekengren, J., Stambulova, N., Johnson, U. & Carlsson, I.-M. (2020). Exploring career experiences of Swedish professional handball players: Consolidating firsthand information into an empirical career model. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 18(2), 156-175
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Exploring career experiences of Swedish professional handball players: Consolidating firsthand information into an empirical career model
2020 (English)In: International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, ISSN 1612-197X, E-ISSN 1557-251X, Vol. 18, no 2, p. 156-175Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The study was aimed at developing the empirical career model of Swedish professional handball players by means of exploring their career experiences in athletic and non-athletic developments through the lens of the holistic athletic career model. Eighteen Swedish professional handball players (nine men and nine women), who had recently terminated or were finishing their careers took part in semi-structured interviews about their careers from the beginning to the end with an interest in both athletic and non-athletic developments. Thematic analysis initially focused on identifying the handball career structure (i.e. stages and sub-stages). Then, the interviews were analysed inductively to identify shared themes in the players’ experiences relevant to each career stage. These themes were incorporated in the relevant stages, and the empirical career model of Swedish professional handball players (further – the empirical model) was finalised. The empirical model describes careers of Swedish handball players as having four athletic stages – initiation, development (with three sub-stages), mastery (with four sub-stages), and discontinuation – complemented by players’ psychological, psychosocial, academic/vocational, and financial developments. Each stage is also aligned with age markers and contains themes describing players’ career experiences from the holistic perspective. The empirical model contributes to contextualised career research and serves as a basis for developing career-long psychological support services in Swedish handball including player/coach/parent education organised by the Swedish Handball Federation.© 2018 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York: Taylor & Francis, 2020
Keywords
athletic career, empirical career model, handball, holistic developmental perspective
National Category
Applied Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-37469 (URN)10.1080/1612197X.2018.1486872 (DOI)2-s2.0-85049138031 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Swedish National Centre for Research in Sports, F2015-0018
Note

Funding: the Swedish Research Council for Sport Science, Swedish Handball Federation, and Halmstad University.

Available from: 2018-07-03 Created: 2018-07-03 Last updated: 2020-03-31Bibliographically approved
Book Jr., R. T., Henriksen, K. & Stambulova, N. (2020). Oatmeal is better than no meal: the career pathways of ten professional athletes from underserved communities in the United States.. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Oatmeal is better than no meal: the career pathways of ten professional athletes from underserved communities in the United States.
2020 (English)In: International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, ISSN 1612-197X, E-ISSN 1557-251XArticle in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

The objective of this study was to explore career pathways to athletic success in American professional athletes with low socioeconomic background. Ten African American professional male athletes, who met the criteria of playing at least one year in a professional league and spending their formative years in an American underserved community, participated in the study. Interviews inspired by the cultural praxis of athletes’ careers, lasted 68-137 minutes, and the transcripts were thematically analysed. Four career stages (childhood years, middle/high school years, college years, professional years) and three themes (context, challenges, coping) were visible in the career pathways of the participants. During the first stage the athletes’ athletic foundation was developed by participating in inexpensive, easy to access sports in unstructured sporting environments, while simultaneously relying upon the strength of a mother to keep them safe. An increased susceptibility to the dangers of environmental factors (e.g., drugs, gangs) during the middle/high school years made this period of time the most precarious for the athletes, but was also the most crucial for their athletic development. The college years were a time of “catching up,” whereby the athletes entered a whole new environment for which they were physically (e.g., underweight) and psycho-socially (e.g., racial integration) unprepared, but their hard work and the help of peers and coaches propelled them to success (i.e., professional contract). Finally, the results indicate that coping resources the athletes developed dealing with hardship were perceived as key factors enabling them to endure the difficulties of a professional career. © 2020 International Society of Sport Psychology.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York: Taylor & Francis, 2020
Keywords
career development, resilience, coping, environment, socioeconomic status
National Category
Applied Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-41978 (URN)10.1080/1612197X.2020.1735258 (DOI)000518582100001 ()2-s2.0-85080884105 (Scopus ID)
Note

Funding: Wilson Foundation

Available from: 2020-04-30 Created: 2020-04-30 Last updated: 2020-04-30
Bonhomme, J., Seanor, M., Schinke, R. J. & Stambulova, N. (2020). The career trajectories of two world champion boxers: interpretive thematic analysis of media stories. Sport in Society: Cultures, Media, Politics, Commerce, 23(4), 560-576
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The career trajectories of two world champion boxers: interpretive thematic analysis of media stories
2020 (English)In: Sport in Society: Cultures, Media, Politics, Commerce, ISSN 1743-0437, E-ISSN 1743-0445, Vol. 23, no 4, p. 560-576Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Athlete development can be described through transitions that mark turning phases throughout athletes’ careers. Our authors explored media data to unpack the career developments of two prominent world champion boxers from their early lives to world championship status. Employing thematic analysis, five themes were identified: (1) weathering hardships of early life (subthemes: the rough life of an innercity kid; abject poverty in war-torn Philippines), (2) entry into sport (subthemes: groomed to fight; boxing to escape poverty), (3) amateur experience (subthemes: Olympic medallist en route to the pros; struggling amateur with dreams of greatness), (4) launching a professional career (impressive American prospect; a charismatic unpolished slugger) and (5) capturing a world title (subthemes: the much-anticipated world champion; the unexpected world champion). This exploration augments our understanding of how two worldrenowned boxers’ career developments were represented through sport media and interpreted by the researchers, suggesting parallel pathways for future career boxers and those who work with them. © 2018 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Abingdon: Routledge, 2020
National Category
Applied Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-37879 (URN)10.1080/17430437.2018.1463727 (DOI)2-s2.0-85046425641 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-09-02 Created: 2018-09-02 Last updated: 2020-03-24Bibliographically approved
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