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metadata.dc.type: Artigo de Periódico
Issue Date: 2018
metadata.dc.creator: PENNA, Eduardo Macedo
CAMPOS, Bruno Teobaldo
GONÇALVES, Gabriela Gomes Pavan
GODINHO, Gustavo Henrique Pereira
LIMA, Claudio Olívio Vilela
PRADO, Luciano Sales
metadata.dc.description.affiliation: PENNA, E. M. Universidade Federal do Pará
Title: Relative age effect and dropout causes in a multisport club setting. Is there a special reason to give up?
Citation: PENNA, Eduardo Macedo et al. Relative age effect and dropout causes in a multisport club setting. Is there a special reason to give up? Motriz: Revista de Educação Física, Rio Claro, v. 24, n. 4, p. 1-5, Dez. 2018. DOI: Disponível em: Acesso em:.
Abstract: The aim of the present study was 1) compare the drop-out rates between athletes born in different trimesters of the competitive year from different sports and 2) identify the causes pointed by the dropped-out athletes born in different selection year trimesters to disengage from the competitive sports environment. Methods: Data from 966 athletes who left the competitive sports context were analyzed under the Relative Age Effect (RAE) theoretical framework during 3 consecutive seasons. The drop-out rate and the reason to quit the competitive environment were analyzed by a routine club questionnaire. Results: An expected reverse RAE on drop-out rates was identified, in which the early born athletes were overrepresented (p<0.001). Regarding the reasons to disengage from competitive sports environment, no reason emerged as the main cause to dropout between athletes born in different selection year trimester. Conclusion: It was concluded that despite the common assumption that personal psychological issues related to RAE in late born athletes are important factors influencing sports disengagement, the relationship between drop-out and RAE is more complex and multifactorial.
Keywords: Relative age effect
Sport psychology
Series/Report no.: Motriz: Revista de Educação Física
ISSN: 1980-6574 Brasil
Publisher: Universidade Estadual Paulista
metadata.dc.publisher.initials: UNESP
metadata.dc.rights: Acesso Aberto
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