Tracing the origins of athlete development models in sport: a citation path analysis

  title={Tracing the origins of athlete development models in sport: a citation path analysis},
  author={Mark W. Bruner and Karl Erickson and Kimberley McFadden and Jean C{\^o}t{\'e}},
  journal={International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology},
  pages={23 - 37}
Reviews of the sport psychology literature have identified a number of models of athlete development in sport (Alfermann & Stambulova, 2007; Durand-Bush & Salmela, 2001). However, minimal research has investigated the origins of knowledge from which each model was developed. The purpose of this study was to systematically examine the influential texts responsible for providing the basis of athlete development models in sport. A citation path analysis of the sport psychology literature was used… 

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