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Qualitative study of the career transition from junior to senior sport in Swedish basketball
Halmstad University, School of Social and Health Sciences (HOS).
2008 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor)Student thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of the study was to investigate what factors affect the young athletes in the transition from junior to senior sport. The study’s secondary purpose was to find out what the athletes do to cope with the transitions and the final purpose was to revile what indicates the end of the transition to the athletes. The interview guide had three parts with questions about background information, personal experience related to the transition from junior to senior sport and finally the transition’s effect on the athlete’s career, life outside sport and lessons drawn from the experience. The study consisted of nine interviews, with four male and five female athletes. The data was analysed by using sentence categorisation. Quotations were used to underline the results. The results were divided into several categories, namely: demands, resources, barriers, coping, indicators and long-term effects. The results implicate that the participants felt that it was a big step to take that involved changes in demands both in the sport and in the life outside sport. The participants also felt that social demands, demands on the self, school and planning caused the biggest barriers during the transition. The results also imply that the resource most commonly mentioned by the participants were social factors (such as team cohesion) followed by individual factors. The coping strategies mainly involved mental strategies while the long-term effects show effects of evolving mental skills. Finally the indicators most commonly mentioned were objective and involved an increase in responsibility and better statistics. It is discussed in which way the results of this study can be further strengthened by the results of earlier studies and theories.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Högskolan i Halmstad/Sektionen för Hälsa och Samhälle (HOS) , 2008.
Keyword [en]
Athletic transition, Transitions, Junior, Senior, Basketball
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-1818Local ID: 2082/2213OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-1818DiVA: diva2:239036
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Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2008-08-29 Created: 2008-08-29 Last updated: 2008-08-29

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