Dual Career of High-Performance Student Athletes in China (mainland): A Comparative Study Based on the Analysis of Partial Chinese national and Provincial Teams
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Instituciones de Educación Superior
With the goal to highlight itself on international sports forums, most countries attached tremendous attention to competitive sports. The elite athletes, therefore, are forced to dedicate themselves more and more to achieve excellence in their athletic careers (Dawn Aquilina, 2013). In this case, much less time is left for them to develop other aspects outside of their sporting career. However, as a whole person, elite athletes should consider their post-athletic life. This drives them to develop their dual career. Aiming to develop China into a powerful sporting nation from the current major sporting nation, Chinese sports authorities have made great efforts in competitive sports, including investing the modern facilities, inviting foreign coaches, improving the welfare of athletes and providing more opportunities to receive higher education. To ensure the conduct, Chinese sports bodies, and educational authorities formulated a lot of policies. Nevertheless, there still exist some def...