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Self-Concept Clarity of Transitioning Athletes

Title: Self-Concept Clarity of Transitioning Athletes.
Name(s): Cologgi, Kimberly A. (Kimberly Ann), author
Chow, Graig Michael, professor directing thesis
Tenenbaum, Gershon, committee member
Dong, Shengli, committee member
Florida State University, degree granting institution
College of Education, degree granting college
Department of Educational Psychology and Learning Systems, degree granting department
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2015
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource (70 pages)
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The purpose of the study was to examine relationships among athletic identity, reason for retirement, self-concept clarity, and loneliness during the transition process out of competitive athletics. Participants were former high school athletes (N = 65) no more than 12 months removed from their last competitive event (M = 8.52 months, SD = 3.2). Results showed that athletic identity significantly and negatively predicted the self-concept clarity of transitioning athletes. Additionally, athletes retiring for voluntary reasons showed higher self-concept clarity during the transition phase, as compared to athletes involuntarily ending their sporting careers. Self-concept clarity moderated the relationship between athletic identity and loneliness. Understanding the factors that contribute to an athlete's self-concept clarity and loneliness during the transition process allows practitioners to take a proactive approach by preventing some of the negative consequences associated with these variables including low self-esteem, neuroticism, negative affect, depression, and anxiety (Campbell, 1996).
Identifier: FSU_migr_etd-9309 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Thesis submitted to the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies in partial fulfillment of the Master of Science.
Degree Awarded: Spring Semester, 2015.
Date of Defense: April 3, 2015.
Keywords: Athletic Identity, Self-Concept Clarity, Sport Psychology, Transition
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory Committee: Graig Chow, Professor Directing Thesis; Gershon Tenenbaum, Committee Member; Shengli Dong, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Social psychology
Educational psychology
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Owner Institution: FSU

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