On the transition into elite rugby league: Perceptions of players and coaching staff
MetadataShow full item record
Copyright © 2014 The American Psychological Association
This article may not exactly replicate the final version published in the APA journal. It is not the copy of record.
Transitions need to be effectively managed to allow for successful progression through developmental stages in many life domains. In this study, we aimed to generate new insights into within-career athletic progressions by exploring players’ and coaching staff’s perspectives on the transition from subelite to elite level rugby league within an Australian context. A personal construct psychology approach including experience cycle methodology was used to interview 17 purposefully recruited male rugby league players (Mage = 21.71, SD = 2.79) who had been or were part of an elite rugby league squad, and 9 staff (Mage = 47.14, SD = 11.13) who had experience working with transitioning rugby league athletes. Overall, 21 themes (11 combined, 5 unique for each group) were extracted from the participants’ discourse using a thematic analysis, all of which were separately conceptualized into 3 global themes: personal attributes, environmental factors, and critical incidents. Our findings provided support for the robustness of a holistic, life span developmental perspective of career transitions in sport contexts. The theoretical integration of this life span perspective with the Job Demands–Resources model is discussed as a fruitful avenue for future research and theory.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Pitt, H.; Thomas, S.; Bestman, A.; Stoneham, M.; Daube, Mike (2016)Objective: To investigate how children and adults recall the content and promotional channels for sports wagering marketing. Methods: A mixed methods study of 152 parent/child (8-16 years) dyads was conducted at AFL ...
Carr, S.; O'Brien, K.; Ferris, J.; Room, R.; Livingston, M.; Vandenberg, B.; Donovan, Robert; Lynott, D. (2016)© 2015 Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs.Introduction and Aims: Exposure to alcohol advertising is associated with greater alcohol consumption in children and adolescents, and alcohol advertising ...
The Effect of the Decision in McCracken v Melbourne Storm Rugby League Football Club on Professional Sport in Western AustraliaSadler, Pauline; Yorke, Cameron; Bowyer, Kyle (2006)The 2005 NSW decision of McCracken v Melbourne Storm Rugby League Football Club generated much interest as it appeared to circumvent the provisions of the Civil Liability Act 2002 (NSW), the main purpose of which is to ...