Lybrary.com: ebooks and download videos Search All  Title  Author 
Home / Nonfiction / Sports & Recreation / Sociology of Sports

Life Story Research in Sport: Understanding the Experiences of Elite and Professional Athletes through Narrative

$54.95
| £45.98 | €52.69 | Ca$73.68 | Au$74.80
by Kitrina Douglas & David Carless
What is this?EPUB | by download   add to wish list
Life Story Research in Sport: Understanding the Experiences of Elite and Professional Athletes through Narrative by Kitrina Douglas & David Carless

What is life really like for the elite athlete? How does the experience of being a professional sports person differ from the popular perceptions of fans, journalists or academics? Why might elite sports people experience mental health difficulties away from the public gaze?

In the first book-length study of its kind, Kitrina Douglas and David Carless present the life stories of real elite athletes alongside careful analysis and interpretation of those stories in order to better understand the experience of living in sport. Drawing on psychology, sociology, counselling, psychotherapy and narrative theory, and on narrative research in sports as diverse as golf, track and field athletics, judo and hockey, they explore the ways in which the culture of sport interacts with the mental health, development, identity and life trajectories of elite and professional sports people in highly pressurised and sometimes unhealthy environments.

By casting light on a previously under-researched aspect of sport, the book makes a call for strategies to be put in place to minimise difficulties or distress for athletes, for support to be tailored across the different life phases, and highlights the potential benefits in terms of athlete well-being and improved performance. The book also considers how these important issues relate to broader cultural and social factors, and therefore represents important reading for any student or professional with an interest in sport psychology, coaching, sport sociology, youth sport, counselling, or exercise and mental health.


SHARE  Share by Email  Share on Facebook  Share on Twitter  Share on Linked In  Share on Delicious
or call in the US toll free 1-888-866-9150 product ID: 663744

Ebook Details
Pages: 296
Size: 2.3 MB
Publisher: Routledge
Date published:   2014
ISBN: 9781134622887 (EPUB)

This product is listed in the following categories:

Nonfiction > Sports & Recreation
Nonfiction > Sports & Recreation > Sports Psychology
Nonfiction > Sports & Recreation > Sociology of Sports

These authors have products in the following categories:

Nonfiction > Medical > Mental Health
Nonfiction > Education
Nonfiction > Education > Testing & Measurement
Nonfiction > Education > Evaluation
Nonfiction > Education > Higher
Nonfiction > Sports & Recreation
Nonfiction > Sports & Recreation > Sports Psychology
Nonfiction > Sports & Recreation > Sociology of Sports

If you find anything wrong with this product listing, perhaps the description is wrong, the author is incorrect, or it is listed in the wrong category, then please contact us. We will promptly address your feedback.

Submit 5 page SummaryWhat is this?

01/16/2017
© 2017 Lybrary.com