Basketball retirement: process and outcomes

Martínez Díaz de Corcuera, Carlos and Jiménez Sáiz, Sergio and Moreno Cuerva, Ernesto and Lorenzo Calvo, Alberto (2013). Basketball retirement: process and outcomes. "Revista de Psicologia del Deporte", v. 22 (n. 1); pp. 231-234. ISSN 1132-239X.

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Title: Basketball retirement: process and outcomes
Author/s:
  • Martínez Díaz de Corcuera, Carlos
  • Jiménez Sáiz, Sergio
  • Moreno Cuerva, Ernesto
  • Lorenzo Calvo, Alberto
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Revista de Psicologia del Deporte
Date: 2013
ISSN: 1132-239X
Volume: 22
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: sport transition, athletic retirement, basketball
Faculty: Facultad de Ciencias de la Actividad Física y del Deporte (INEF) (UPM)
Department: Deportes
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Retirement from a sport career represents a turning point in the life of a sportsman. The aim of this study was to determine how the process of withdrawal of professional basketball players and the factors that influence it. Using a qualitative methodology, semi-structured interviews were conducted with 6 professional players focusing on their experiences during the process. Analysis of the interviews revealed the need to treat this process from a multidimensional perspective, as several factors interact. The results obtained show that the players assign great importance to the economic, academic and adjustment difficulties. Consequently, we discuss the need for specific assistance programs for these athletes, regardless of their previous professional level.

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Item ID: 46278
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/46278/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:46278
Official URL: http://www.rpd-online.com/article/view/1343
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 06 Jul 2017 10:26
Last Modified: 06 Jul 2017 10:26
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