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Psychology of athletes’ dual careers: A state-of the art critical review of the European discourse
Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI), Health and Sport.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-6198-0784
Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Brussels, Belgium.
2019 (English)In: Psychology of Sport And Exercise, ISSN 1469-0292, E-ISSN 1878-5476, Vol. 42, p. 74-88Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Objectives: (a) To provide a state-of-the-art critical review of European dual career (DC) research (2015-2018, English language), (b) to position the current DC (psychological) research within the athlete career sport psychology discourse and within the European DC discourse, and (c) to identify research gaps and future challenges. These objectives were formulated after an appraisal of nine existing review-type papers contributed to the European DC discourse.

Methodology: This review has been informed by the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Review and Meta Analyses (Moher, Liberati, Tetzlaff, Altman et al., 2010) and recommendations on presenting results of the state-of-the-art critical review by Grand and Booth (2009).

Results: Following an extensive literature search across several databases, 42 research papers were used for appraisal, synthesis, and critical analysis of the current DC research. Major tenets of the cultural praxis of athletes’ careers (Stambulova & Ryba, 2013; 2014) were used as a critical lens in the analysis.

Conclusions: DC research contributes to and connects the European DC discourse and the athlete career sport psychology discourse. DC in sport and work, DC “costs”, DC development environments, DC athletes’ mental health and well-being, DC support and training of the support providers constitute the major gaps in current DC research. Filling these gaps presents future challenges for DC research to adequately support practice and policy making within the European DC discourse. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2019. Vol. 42, p. 74-88
Keywords [en]
European dual career discourse, sport and education, sport and work, holistic developmental perspective, cultural praxis of athletes’ careers
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Psychology (excluding Applied Psychology)
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-39049DOI: 10.1016/j.psychsport.2018.11.013Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85059129798OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-39049DiVA, id: diva2:1296394
Available from: 2019-03-15 Created: 2019-03-15 Last updated: 2019-04-12Bibliographically approved

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