Skip to Main content Skip to Navigation
Journal articles

Factors involved in the intent to move from one team to another among handball players

Abstract : The study was about a non normative within-career transition in sport: Handball players' move from their current to an alternative team. Eighty male handball players were presented with scenarios that contained five pieces of information about current satisfaction with the present team, attractiveness of the alternative team (better springboard for future career than the current team, better wages), perceived probability of being hired, and presence of a network of friends. Although all the factors were taken into account for judging the intent to move in each situation, the springboard and localization-wage factors impacted more than the other factors. Career transitions in sport have been extensively studied during the last decade (Lavallee & Wylleman, 2006). Most studies, however, have focused on career termination (Alfermann & Stambulova, 2007; Cecic Erpic, Wylleman, & Zupancic, 2004; Wylleman, Alfermann, & Lavallee, 2004). It is only recently that studies examining within-career transitions have been conducted. Pummel, Harwood and Lavallee (2008) examined the perceptions of young English event riders who had recently made a transition from club level to regional level. Five categories of perception were identified: motivations for the transition (e.g., to exceed family achievements, to be seen), perception of the transition itself (e.g., standard of performance perceived as much higher, transition as a fantastic experience), stress
Document type :
Journal articles
Complete list of metadata
Contributor : ERIC FRUCHART Connect in order to contact the contributor
Submitted on : Thursday, November 11, 2021 - 6:09:06 PM
Last modification on : Wednesday, July 13, 2022 - 4:48:53 PM
Long-term archiving on: : Saturday, February 12, 2022 - 6:22:02 PM


Fruchart & Mullet (2012).pdf
Files produced by the author(s)


  • HAL Id : hal-03425949, version 1



Eric Fruchart, Etienne Mullet. Factors involved in the intent to move from one team to another among handball players. Psicológica, Universidad de Valencia, 2012. ⟨hal-03425949⟩



Record views


Files downloads