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Le couple à l'épreuve du désengagement sportif : accompagnements, arrangements et tensions
Loisir et société - Society and Leisure
At the end of a sporting career, triathletes are often living as a couple and the cessation of sport has an effect on the their relationship. While a large part of the existence and identity of the couple is dedicated to the triathlon, disengagement from sport undeniably changes the gender balance. The allocation of roles is not a linear process in a couple, and the effects of giving up sport have not really been studied. Therefore, this article focuses on how couples deal with the various ways a sporting career comes to an end, which are characterized by changes in direction and temporary or permanent cessation. Sex, roles, age, social class, respective commitments or the fact of having children are variables taken into account in this analysis. The survey is based on interviews conducted with 10 couples. The analysis suggests that the disengagement from sport depends on how compromise was established during the sporting career. Between those who support their partner's sporting career, those who share it intermittently and those who pursue their own activities even to the exclusion of the other, the way to manage disengagement can vary depending on the situation and the roles assigned to each person.
couple, sport, désengagement, carrière, genre
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