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|Title: ||Exercise attitudes and behaviours among retired female collegiate athletes|
|Authors: ||Plateau, Carolyn R.|
Petrie, Trent A.
|Issue Date: ||2017|
|Publisher: ||© Elsevier|
|Citation: ||PLATEAU, C.R., PETRIE, T.A. and PAPATHOMAS, A., 2017. Exercise attitudes and behaviours among retired female collegiate athletes. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 29, pp. 111–115.|
|Abstract: ||Objectives: The present study explored exercise attitudes and behaviours among retired female collegiate athletes.
Design: A survey design incorporating both closed and open-ended questions was adopted.
Method: A total of 218 former NCAA Division I female athletes (n = 144 gymnastics; n = 74 swimming/diving) provided details on their current exercise behaviours and their thoughts regarding exercise since retiring from collegiate sport.
Results: No relations were found between years since retirement and athletes’ current exercise frequency, types of exercise activities, and reasons for exercising. Despite reporting activity levels consistent with recommendations (5 days/week, 1 hour per session), retired athletes remained dissatisfied with their activity levels and struggled to integrate exercise alongside occupational, academic and social demands.
Conclusions: Athletes may require support in adapting to an independent and less intense exercise regime on retirement. Future research may look to explore exercise attitudes and behaviours among retired athletes from a longitudinal perspective.|
|Description: ||This paper was published in the journal Psychology of Sport and Exercise and the definitive published version is available at https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychsport.2017.01.001.|
|Sponsor: ||This study was part of a larger investigation funded by the National Collegiate Athletic Association Sport Science Institute.|
|Version: ||Accepted for publication|
|Publisher Link: ||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.psychsport.2017.01.001|
|Appears in Collections:||Published Articles (Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences)|
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