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ERIC Number: EJ1049052
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Feb
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0894-8453
Psychosocial Factors Involved in Transitions from College to Postcollege Careers for Male NCAA Division-1 Basketball Players
Cummins, Paul; O'Boyle, Ian
Journal of Career Development, v42 n1 p33-47 Feb 2015
This article investigated the key psychosocial factors that impact upon National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division-1 male basketball players, as they transition from college to postcollege athletic or nonathletic careers. Participants (N = 9) were current/former NCAA Division-1 basketball players. Four participants were selected based on their current transition status and five were selected based on their previous transition success. Qualitative semistructured interviews were used to examine participants' perceptions of current and postcollege transitions for the relevant groups. Interviews were based on the developmental model of Wylleman and Lavallee and the model of human adaptation to transition. Using grounded theory methodology, five categories were identified that relate to the transitioning process as experienced by the research sample. Research limitations and implications arising from this exploratory examination are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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