ERIC Number: ED443993
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Positive Transitions for Student Athletes: Life Skills for Transitions in Sport, College & Career.
Meeker, Darin J.; Stankovich, Christopher E.; Kays, Todd M.
This book provides concrete information and step-by-step exercises to help student athletes succeed in college and make a successful transition to the world beyond college. The book is divided into 14 units containing some or all the following elements: goals; reading materials accompanying review questions; exercises; a unit recap; unit review questions; vocabulary terms; and references. The following are among the topics covered in the units: transitions (transitions and stress, coping mechanisms); sport retirement; athletic identity (defining "exclusive athletic identity" and understanding identity foreclosure); values exploration (values clarification, lifestyle values, work values); personality and interests (the ideal career, self-assessment, formal assessment devices); skills (transferable skills, motivated skills, adaptive skills); goal setting; communication skills; effective decision making; career exploration; networking and informational interviews; resumes and cover letters; job interviews; and future planning. Appended are the following: examples of sport-related occupations; information about the System of Interactive Guidance and Information (SIGI), System of Interactive Guidance and Information Plus (SIGI Plus) and Discover computer-assisted career guidance systems; and career-related Web sites and sport-related job listings on Web sites. (Contains 32 additional career resources.) (MN)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Athletics, Behavioral Objectives, Career Choice, Career Education, Career Exploration, Career Guidance, Career Information Systems, Career Planning, Communication Skills, Computer Uses in Education, Coping, Daily Living Skills, Decision Making, Definitions, Education Work Relationship, Educational Planning, Guidelines, Higher Education, Information Networks, Information Sources, Internet, Interviews, Job Search Methods, Learning Activities, Online Systems, Personal Narratives, Resumes (Personal), Self Evaluation (Individuals), Skill Development, Social Support Groups, Stress Management, Success, Transfer of Training, Transitional Programs, World Wide Web
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students
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