CURRENT RESEARCH

An assessment of identity statuses and psychosocial functioning among former NCAA college athletes

This study aims to assess the career identity structures of former college athletes and their psychosocial functioning post-sport life. Former college athletes will be invited to participate in a survey that assess their career identity status and well-being. This research aims at providing an in-depth understanding of the career identity status of former college athletes, and how such structures may influence their psychosocial functioning.

 

This research is funded by the NCAA Graduate Student Research Grant. Click here to see the news.

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How do they relate to their career identity status?

This study aims to examine relationships between the career identity structures of former college athletes, their psychosocial functioning, and their transition experiences through interviews with prototypic exemplars of each identity status. Former college athletes will be invited to participate in an interview to share their transition experience to life after sport. This study will provide theoretical and practical insights on the identity reformation processes and psychosocial functioning of an understudied, yet a very important stakeholder group of NCAA college sport, its former student-athletes.

 

This research is funded by the NCAA Graduate Student Research Grant. Click here to see the news.

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The Multilayer Identity Development System (MIDS) Model

Although sport management identity researchers have produced many relevant insights, and have contributed important propositions and predictions as to how identity “works” in sport, we contend that this knowledge has evolved in a very fragmented manner. Indeed, our review of the identity literature in sport management indicates that scholars have studied various aspects of identity and utilized several identity theories to frame their research questions. Although progress has been made studying this important construct in sport, we contend that a great deal of confusion remains as to how to best define, measure, and develop identities in sport organizations. Thus, the primary aim of this study is to mitigate this confusion by advancing a conceptual integration of the identity scholarship in sport management with that from several disciplines of psychology (e.g., developmental, cross-cultural, social, personality, organizational) that have also studied this important construct.
 

Dr. Michael Sagas and Elodie Wendling will present this conceptual piece at the North American Society for Sport Management Conference taking place in New Orleans from May 29 - June 1, 2019.

 

Conceptual paper is in the works. Please contact us for more information.

Conceptual paper is in the works. Please contact us for more information.

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