The purpose of this study is to build upon previous literature on the stages of career preparation of college student-athletes by examining identity, role engulfment, and psychological well-being as it relates to preparation for ‘post-playing days’ life. More specifically, the authors endeavored to examine the relationship between role engulfment and psychological well-being and how it affects post-athletic career transitions. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 16 former Division I college football student-athletes who were previously student-athletes at 14 different Division I institutions. Utilizing identity, role engulfment, and psychological well-being as conceptual frameworks, this study discusses the how and why behind the experiences of high-profile student-athletes as they transition from athlete to their post-playing careers.
Zvosec, Claire C.; Baer, Nathan; Hughes, Maya; Oja, Brent; Kim, Minjung; Dahlin, Sean; and Howell, Steve M.
"The Career Transitions of High-Profile Student-Athletes: Identity, Role Engulfment, and Psychological Well-Being,"
Journal of Athlete Development and Experience: Vol. 5:
1, Article 4.
Available at: https://scholarworks.bgsu.edu/jade/vol5/iss1/4
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