Project information

The Life Story of an a Athlete after a Professional Career II.

Project Identification
Project Period
4/2017 - 12/2017
Investor / Pogramme / Project type
Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the CR
MU Faculty or unit
Faculty of Sports Studies

The project continues with a specific research realized in 2016, which resulted in the definition of psychosocial variables that are related to the successful or unsuccessful involution during the time of ending a sports career and transfer to normal life after the years of the professional sport. The group surveyed through semi-structured interviews in the first stage of the research was 16 probands (women, men) from different team sports.The basis for our research is the theory of "transition", ie the theory of transition phases in the development of the athlete's motivational structure. This is a team project of 3 departments of FSpS MU - centers of university sports, department of social sciences and management and department of sports games. For a more comprehensive picture of the inverse determinants, the project uses the already-tested type of semi-structured interviews with trained interviewers from the proposed team at the data collection stage, and also uses a categorical data analysis system. In the next phase of the research, we will extend the number of respondents in the involution phase (after the end of their sporting career) to the number 60 and will newly add a group of athletes from individual sports. We will supplement the current topics of the interview with questions about the perception of a dual career and management in the given sport or club. Based on the feedback, the project hopes to influence some club policies, coaching studies, and perceptions or behavior of athletes themselves already in the pre-involution phase to make the involution easier.


Total number of publications: 1

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