Albion, Majella J. (2007) Restoring the balance: women's experiences of retiring from elite sport. In: 2007 International Women's Conference: Education, Employment and Everything... theTriple Layers of a Woman's Life, 26-29 Sep 2007, Toowoomba, Australia.
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Being an elite athlete requires single-minded determination, commitment, and focus on sport. These can have a detrimental effect on long-term career plans, with decisions and preparations for life after sport being put on hold for a time, or being given a lower priority. In order to assist athletes take a longer-term and more holistic view of their life goals, the Athlete Career and Education (ACE) program was developed through the Australian Institute of Sport. This paper presents a brief overview of a 5-year longitudinal study which was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of the ACE program and looks specifically at the sport and retirement experiences of four female elite-level athletes: three netballers, and a gymnast.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)|
|Additional Information:||Copyright is retained by the author.|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||elite athletes; retirement; athlete career and education program|
|Subjects:||320000 Medical and Health Sciences > 321400 Human Movement and Sports Science > 321404 Sport and Exercise Psychology|
|Depositing User:||Dr Majella Albion|
|Date Deposited:||01 Dec 2007 07:50|
|Last Modified:||02 Jul 2013 22:52|
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