Exceptional Life Courses

Exceptional Life Courses

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Salasuo, Mikko & Piispa, Mikko & Huhta, Helena
Exceptional Life CoursesElite Athletes and Successful Artists in 2000s Finland
Nuorisotutkimusseura. Julkaisuja 177
Helsinki 2016, 273 pp.


The aim of this book is to understand those complex life course mechanisms and processes that have led 78 athletes and 29 young artists to success in 2000s Finland. Besides the successful athletes, the researchers look into the dropout of 18 particular athletes. Furthermore, the research sheds light on the particular challenges faced by athletes with a multicultural background. The study is unique in the international context, as the researchers were able to reach an exceptionally large number of the best Finnish athletes and artist of different fields.

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ISBN 978-952-7175-03-3
ISSN 1799-9219