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dc.contributor.authorPauha, Teemu
dc.contributor.authorRonkainen, Noora
dc.date.accessioned2021-06-11T09:22:44Z
dc.date.available2021-06-11T09:22:44Z
dc.date.issued2022
dc.identifier.citationPauha, T., & Ronkainen, N. (2022). ‘Strong and courageous’ but ‘constantly insecure’ : dialogical self theory, intersecting identities, and Christian mixed martial arts. <i>Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health</i>, <i>14</i>(3), 428-443. <a href="https://doi.org/10.1080/2159676X.2021.1937297" target="_blank">https://doi.org/10.1080/2159676X.2021.1937297</a>
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dc.description.abstractBeing a mixed martial arts fighter and a devout Christian seems to present an apparent contradiction that requires identity work to bring these identities into unity. We used Dialogical Self Theory and explored the autobiography of Ron ‘H2O’ Waterman, a professional fighter turned evangelist, to understand how the tensions between the different identities or I-positions were negotiated. We identified two I-positions, ‘Ron the Fighter’ and ‘Ron the Pater Familias’, which related differently to religion, sport, and masculinity. Importantly, the negotiations were not between MMA and faith, but between these two I-positions that served the different needs for self-enhancement and union with somebody else. The findings illustrate that some degree of narrative coherence is needed for maintaining psychological well-being, which in Waterman’s case was established by finding a third position that incorporated parts of both I-positions. We suggest that Dialogical Self Theory provides a promising perspective for understanding identity intersectionality in sport and how healthy and problematic stories are developed. Practical applications include supporting athletes in developing ‘meta-positions’ that can articulate the conflicts between incompatible I-positions and help identify ways to move forward.en
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherRoutledge, Taylor & Francis
dc.relation.ispartofseriesQualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health
dc.rightsCC BY-NC-ND 4.0
dc.subject.otherautobiography
dc.subject.otherintersectionality
dc.subject.othernarrative theory
dc.subject.othernarrative coherenc
dc.subject.otheremasculinity
dc.subject.othercombat sports
dc.title‘Strong and courageous’ but ‘constantly insecure’ : dialogical self theory, intersecting identities, and Christian mixed martial arts
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:jyu-202106113650
dc.contributor.laitosPsykologian laitosfi
dc.contributor.laitosDepartment of Psychologyen
dc.contributor.oppiainePsykologiafi
dc.contributor.oppiainePsychologyen
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticle
dc.description.reviewstatuspeerReviewed
dc.format.pagerange428-443
dc.relation.issn2159-676X
dc.relation.numberinseries3
dc.relation.volume14
dc.type.versionpublishedVersion
dc.rights.copyright© 2021 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group
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dc.subject.ysoomaelämäkerrallisuus
dc.subject.ysouskonto ja uskonnot
dc.subject.ysomaskuliinisuus
dc.subject.ysoristiriidat
dc.subject.ysonarratiivinen psykologia
dc.subject.ysonarratiivisuus
dc.subject.ysourheilu
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dc.relation.doi10.1080/2159676X.2021.1937297


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