Follow up of the transition to university on female elite athletes

Andrea Perez-Rivases, Miquel Torregrosa, Susana Pallarès, Carme Viladrich, Susana Regüela

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The present longitudinal case study is framed in the holistic model (Wylleman, Reints, and De Knop, 2013). Transition to University is one of the most important moments for athletes during their dual career. However, there are no studies focused on how women athletes experience this transition. The aim of the present study is to explore the transition to University of female elite athletes during their dual career in Spain. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with three elite athletes at four moments during their transition to University. First interview was conducted during the last High School course. Last interview was conducted in the second University course. Results show the phases that women athletes experience during the transition to University (i.e., preparation, immersion, learning and adaptation) and how they perceive each phase. Being sensitive to gender specificities, our study provides practical information to facilitate dual career of female elite athletes during their transition to University.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)102-107
JournalRevista de Psicologia del Deporte
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017


  • Academic
  • Dual career
  • Elite athletes
  • Transition
  • Women

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