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dc.contributor.authorRonkainen, Noora J.
dc.contributor.authorRyba, Tatiana V.
dc.date.accessioned2020-08-04T08:39:31Z
dc.date.available2020-08-04T08:39:31Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.citationRonkainen, Noora J.; Ryba, Tatiana V. (2020). Developing narrative identities in youth pre-elite sport : bridging the present and the future. Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health, 12 (4), 548-562. DOI: 10.1080/2159676X.2019.1642238
dc.identifier.otherCONVID_32172450
dc.identifier.urihttps://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/71322
dc.description.abstractNarrative research has contributed to understandings of athletic identity as an evolving story of the self that is creatively put together by the agentic individual but necessarily dependent on broader narratives within which we all live our lives. However, most studies in sport have focused on retrospective ‘big stories’ of athletes’ lives, rather than on-going, future-oriented identity construction through storytelling. In this study, we explored Finnish pre-elite athletes’ emerging stories of the self to understand the processes associated with the narrative selection and the resources they tap into in making sport meaningful to them. Nine women and eight men aged 17–18 were invited to create a visual representation of themselves as athletes and discuss them in conversational interviews. In the narrative analysis, we identified three storylines, ‘the high-performance athlete’, ‘the performance, relational and fun athlete’ and ‘the lifestyle athlete’ and explored how stories were selected to construct a positive athletic identity and sustain motivation. We argue that the end point of the identity narratives was to establish a positive future perspective and hope in the face of adversities. The future-oriented narrative content signals a need for more diverse narrative methodologies in sport beyond retrospective approaches such as the life story interview, especially with younger participants.en
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dc.languageeng
dc.publisherRoutledge
dc.relation.ispartofseriesQualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health
dc.rightsIn Copyright
dc.subject.othernuoret
dc.subject.otherurheilijat
dc.subject.otheridentiteetti
dc.subject.otherathletic identity
dc.subject.otherfuturing
dc.subject.othersmall stories
dc.subject.othernarrative selection
dc.subject.otheryouth sport
dc.titleDeveloping narrative identities in youth pre-elite sport : bridging the present and the future
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:jyu-202008045468
dc.contributor.laitosPsykologian laitosfi
dc.contributor.laitosDepartment of Psychologyen
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticle
dc.description.reviewstatuspeerReviewed
dc.format.pagerange548-562
dc.relation.issn2159-676X
dc.relation.numberinseries4
dc.relation.volume12
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dc.rights.copyright© 2020 Informa UK Limited
dc.rights.accesslevelembargoedAccessfi
dc.relation.grantnumberOKM/39/626/2017
dc.relation.grantnumberOKM/38/626/2015,42/6
dc.subject.ysourheilijat
dc.subject.ysoidentiteetti
dc.subject.ysonuoret
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jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p3315
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p9743
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p11617
dc.rights.urlhttp://rightsstatements.org/page/InC/1.0/?language=en
dc.relation.doi10.1080/2159676X.2019.1642238
dc.relation.funderOpetus- ja kulttuuriministeriöfi
dc.relation.funderOpetus- ja kulttuuriministeriöfi
dc.relation.funderMinistry of Education and Cultureen
dc.relation.funderMinistry of Education and Cultureen
jyx.fundingprogramMuutfi
jyx.fundingprogramOthersen
jyx.fundinginformationThis work was supported by the Opetus- ja Kulttuuriministeriö [OKM/38/626/2015,OKM/39/626/2017].


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