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dc.contributor.authorForno, Marizabel
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-23T23:12:11Z
dc.date.available2021-02-23T23:12:11Z
dc.date.issued2020-12-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11803/979
dc.description.abstractThis qualitative study explores the mental health experiences of professional athletes during the retirement process from elite sport. Using a phenomenological approach, specifically interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA), the following questions were explored: what are the mental health experiences of elite athletes before, during, and after the retirement process? What are the elite athletes' attitudes towards the currently available resources that aid in the retirement process? A total of n=5 male elite athletes who were retired from soccer and football participated in this study. The researcher used NVIVO to conduct a thematic analysis. Three central themes emerged: identity, grief and loss, and a need for more focused resources to assist athletes during and after withdrawal from sport. The results are in line with previous research studies regarding athletic retirement. Future implications include the need to implement more advanced and focused programs and resources that offer long-term support to athletes that targets these specific potential psychological effects.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectMental health experiences of athletesen_US
dc.subjectRetirementen_US
dc.subjectAthletic identityen_US
dc.subjectProfessional athleticismen_US
dc.subjectGrief and lossen_US
dc.subjectTransitionen_US
dc.titleThe Mental Health Experiences of Retired Elite Athletesen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineCounselingen_US
thesis.degree.grantorCity University of Seattleen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Counsellingen_US
cityu.schoolSchool of Arts and Sciencesen_US
cityu.siteCalgaryen_US
cityu.site.countryCanadaen_US


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