Women athletic trainers leave the profession of athletic training after the age of 28. The reasons appear complex, but are not well defined in the literature, as many studies examine intent, not actual attrition. We used a descriptive qualitative study with a general inductive approach. Twelve females (4 single with no children, 5 married with children, and 3 married with no children) who left the profession of athletic training between the ages of 28 and 35 participated. Attrition from athletic training for our participants was triggered by organizational, individual, and sociocultural factors. These can be broken down to four main themes of family values, work-life imbalance, sexism, and financial concerns.
Stephanie M. Mazerolle, Emily Sterling and Jim Mench
Carrie S. Baker and Gary B. Wilkerson
increases compensation for ATs, elevates the quality of patient care, and improves work-life balance. 1 , 4 Burnout is an important psychological health concern for athletic trainers. Work-life imbalance, excessive workload, perceived stress, and lack of social support are antecedents to professional
Elizabeth A. Taylor, Jessica L. Siegele, Allison B. Smith and Robin Hardin
coaching and administration has focused on work–life balance, or the lack there of, but the conference commissioners did not discuss their work–life imbalance, but rather their constant work–life negotiations. The work–life negotiation theme parallels the career adaptability pillar of CCT. Career