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Vocation: a concept for studying meaningful lives and careers in sport

Ronkainen, NJ, Tikkanen, OM and Nesti, MS (2018) Vocation: a concept for studying meaningful lives and careers in sport. International Journal of Sport Psychology, 49 (4). pp. 291-310. ISSN 0047-0767

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Abstract

In the present paper, we explore the notions of vocation and calling and their implications for sport psychology research and practice. We first discuss conceptual issues and outline existential psychology as one potential framework for understanding vocation in sport. Through a review of growing body of literature on vocation and calling in vocational psychology and reflections on applied sport psychology practice, we identify a number of ways these concepts can be used to advance our understandings of athletic career development, motivation, and mental health in sport. Vocation can also help applied practitioners understand athletes’ strive for authenticity and commitment to sport. In summary, we propose that the concept of vocation can be useful for studying meaningful lives and careers in sport.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 1701 Psychology, 1702 Cognitive Science
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure > GV561 Sports
Divisions: Sport & Exercise Sciences
Publisher: Edizione l Pozzi
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Date Deposited: 11 Dec 2018 11:51
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2018 11:55
DOI or Identification number: 10.7352/IJSP.2018.49.291
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/9802

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