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dc.contributor.authorAndrijiw, Andre Michael
dc.date.accessioned2011-05-17T16:52:02Z
dc.date.available2011-05-17T16:52:02Z
dc.date.issued2011-05-17
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10464/3353
dc.description.abstractThe 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.isoengen_US
dc.publisherBrock Universityen_US
dc.subjectNational Hockey Leagueen_US
dc.subjectHockey playersen_US
dc.subjectSports -- Social aspectsen_US
dc.titleLife after hockey : an examination of athletic career transition and the National Hockey League's career transition programen_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesis or Dissertationen_US
dc.degree.nameM.A. Applied Health Sciencesen_US
dc.degree.levelMastersen_US
dc.contributor.departmentApplied Health Sciences Programen_US
dc.degree.disciplineFaculty of Applied Health Sciencesen_US


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