Career transitions

Authored by: Paul Wylleman , Nathalie Rosier , Paul De Knop

Routledge International Handbook of Sport Psychology

Print publication date:  February  2016
Online publication date:  February  2016

Print ISBN: 9781138022423
eBook ISBN: 9781315777054
Adobe ISBN: 9781317692324


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The interest amongst sport psychologists for career transitions grew gradually during the past three decades. From initial publications on the occurrence of (sub-)clinical problems amongst former professional athletes, the current topic developed into the well-established sub-domain of sport psychology integrating developmental, holistic and cultural perspectives on the career development of talented, elite, Olympic and former elite athletes (e.g., Alfermann & Stambulova, 2007; Bruner, Munroe-Chandler, & Spink, 2008; Pummell, Harwood, & Lavallee, 2008; Wylleman, Lavallee, & Theeboom, 2004).

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