THE EFFECTS OF A CAREER-ENDING INJURY ON AN ELITE ATHLETE'S SELF-CONCEPT AND PSYCHOLOGICAL DISTRESS

@inproceedings{Loberg2008THEEO,
  title={THE EFFECTS OF A CAREER-ENDING INJURY ON AN ELITE ATHLETE'S SELF-CONCEPT AND PSYCHOLOGICAL DISTRESS},
  author={Lauren Aline Loberg},
  year={2008}
}
Limited research has examined career-ending injuries. A majority of the research have focused on either dealing with injury or the multiple causes of career termination an athlete experiences. This study was concerned with how the transition resulting from a career-ending injury impacts an athlete's level of psychological distress and his or her self-concept. More specifically, athletes experience stages of recovery that include (a) the onset of injury, (b) the day a medical professional tells… CONTINUE READING

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