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An in-depth appraisal of career termination experiences in professional cricket

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posted on 25.04.2022, 16:13 by Claire-Marie Roberts, Richard Mullen, Lynne Evans, Ross Hall

 This qualitative study explored the career termination experiences of 9 male, retired professional cricketers between the ages of 28 and 40 (mean value 34, s = 4.65 m). The participants took part in retrospective, semi-structured interviews. Data from the interviews were inductively content analysed within three transition phases of the retirement process: reasons for retirement, factors affecting adaptation and reactions to retirement. The reasons for retirement were multicausal with the majority of the participants highlighting contractual pressures and a lack of communication as important precursors to retirement. Three main themes accounted for the factors affecting adaptation: a limited pursuit of other interests, developmental experiences and coping strategies. In terms of reactions to retirement, all of the participants reflected negatively on the termination of their career, with a sense of loss and resentment characterising the post-retirement period. The findings illustrated the sport-specific nature of career termination in professional cricket and added further support to the emerging consensus that the distinction between voluntary and involuntary retirement is, at best, unclear. 

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Published in

Journal of Sports Sciences

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Citation

Roberts, C.M., Mullen, R., Evans, L. and Hall, R. (2015) 'An in-depth appraisal of career termination experiences in professional cricket', Journal of Sports Sciences, 33(9), pp.935-944. DOI: 10.1080/02640414.2014.977936

Electronic ISSN

1466-447X

Cardiff Met Affiliation

  • Cardiff School of Sport and Health Sciences

Cardiff Met Authors

Lynne Evans

Cardiff Met Research Centre/Group

  • Sport and Performance Psychology

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© The Publisher

Language

en