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Life after hockey : an examination of athletic career transition and the National Hockey League's career transition program

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dc.contributor.author Andrijiw, Andre Michael
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-17T16:52:02Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-17T16:52:02Z
dc.date.issued 2011-05-17
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10464/3353
dc.description.abstract The existent body of athletic career retirement literature is scant in studies of career transition programs. In an effort to attend to this analytical gap, the present study set out to examine the transitions of National Hockey League (NHL; ice hockey) alumni, as well as the effect ~and effectiveness of their respective career transition program, the Life After Hockey program. Interviews with 17 NHL/program alumni revealed that quality of transition (to post-playing life) was affected by: the continuity between pre- and postretirement environments; athletic identity; physical/psychological health (particularly with respect to post-concussion syndrome); selective coping strategies (e.g., preretirement planning (e.g., financial planning, continued education), positive reinterpretation, alcohol/substance abuse); and social support. Also affecting quality of transition, and found to be highly effective (particularly in generating new occupational opportunities, assisting in the acquisition of new skills, and providing a system of continuous support), was the Life After Hockey program. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Brock University en_US
dc.subject National Hockey League en_US
dc.subject Hockey players en_US
dc.subject Sports -- Social aspects en_US
dc.title Life after hockey : an examination of athletic career transition and the National Hockey League's career transition program en_US
dc.type Electronic Thesis or Dissertation en_US
dc.degree.name M.A. Applied Health Sciences en_US
dc.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.contributor.department Applied Health Sciences Program en_US
dc.degree.discipline Faculty of Applied Health Sciences en_US


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