Account-making: A model for understanding and resolving distressful reactions to retirement from sport

@inproceedings{Grove1998AccountmakingAM,
  title={Account-making: A model for understanding and resolving distressful reactions to retirement from sport},
  author={J. Robert Grove and David Lavall{\'e}e and Sandy Gordon and John H. Harvey},
  year={1998}
}
In this paper, we examine the account-making model of Harvey, Weber, and Orbuch (1990) as a framework for understanding negative reactions to retirement from competitive sport. Theoretical aspects of the model are first summarized, and a case study is then presented to illustrate the central role of account-making in the adjustment process for an Olympic gold medallist. We conclude by suggesting ways that sport psychology consultants can facilitate account-making and thereby help athletes to… CONTINUE READING

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