Social-Ecological Determinants of Elite Student Athletes’ Dual Career Development in Hong Kong and Taiwan
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AbstractPrevious research has encouraged a cultural specific framework to be developed through research in Asian countries, like China, to help internationalise the findings and help athletes to adapt them to their society and culture. Based on a socio-ecological framework, this study investigated how social ecological determinants affect elite student athletes’ (ESAs) experience of the socialisation process of dual career development in Hong Kong and Taiwan. We interviewed 8 ESAs who trained at national level, studying simultaneously at universities in Hong Kong and Taiwan. Grounded theory techniques and procedures were used to analyse the data. Results revealed that ESAs are affected by inter-related determinants at different levels: individual (career aims, identities, roles, characters, self-efficacy and motivation); micro-level (coaches, teammates, parents, siblings, PE teachers, other teachers, alumni, seniors, and classmates); meso-level (inter-relations between individual and micro level); exo-level (government, financial, policy, academic, medical and parent-teacher association); macro-level (attitudes, norms, values, beliefs, resources and culture) and chrono-level (transition).
Acceptance Date22/02/2017
All Author(s) ListSum K. W. R., Tsai H. H., Ha A. S. C., Cheng C. F., Wang F. J., Li M. H.
Journal nameSAGE Open
Volume Number7
Issue Number2
Pages1 - 12
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom

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