Before and after: which Education to foster an adequate athlete’s identity transition of the athlete?

Sergio Bellantonio, Domenico Tafuri


Identity transitions out of sport represent a widely research theme in psychology, which recognizes a processual dimension that does not concern only the moment of transition but the entire sports path. The processuality of this phenomenon directly calls into the question the pedagogy, urging it to reflect on which educational intentionality putting at the basis of such phenomenon and which tools to use to support an effective reshaping identity process. The chosen educational instrument is represented by educational guidance, interpreting it both as the main educa- tionally referring theoretical background and as the operational tool to prevent and accompany the possible forms of discomfort associated with this period of transition and of reorganization of Self.

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Italian Journal of Health Education, Sports and Inclusive Didactics 
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