Athletic career transition and transferable skills

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McKnight, Kerbi
University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Education
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Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Education, 2007
This study investigated how active female hockey players at the high school, university/college, and national/elite levels perceive that the skills acquired in sport transfer to another career or other facets of their lives. One hundred and seventeen athletes were surveyed. The Transferable Skills Survey was comprised of four parts. Athletes provided responses that included general information, identity, career transition, and transferable skills. The findings indicate that there is a need for psychologists to be involved in the athletic career transition and that the best way to help female hockey players represented in this study may be to teach their parents the skills to assist their daughters through the career transition. Further, the findings reveal that transferable skills aid in successful career transition out of sport.
142 leaves ; 29 cm. --
Dissertations, Academic , Athletes -- Vocational guidance , Women hockey players -- Vocational guidance , Athletes -- Employment , Career development , Career changes , Women hockey players -- Psychology , Athletes -- Psychology