Identity in Elite Level Disability Sport : A Systematic Review and Meta-Study of Qualitative Research

Crosssen, William and Wadsworth, Nick and Ronkainen, Noora and Haslett, Damian and Tod, David (2023) Identity in Elite Level Disability Sport : A Systematic Review and Meta-Study of Qualitative Research. International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology.

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Abstract

This meta-study evaluated qualitative identity literature within elite disabled sport. Following a systematic search of EBSCO SPORTDiscus, MEDLINE, PsycINFO, and Web of Science, nine articles met the inclusion criteria. The meta-study examined how identity was framed from participant or author perspectives, employing narrative analysis to understand the participant stories and broader storylines crafted by authors. Two distinct narratives were co-constructed; Re-birth: characterising athlete identity experiences and how overcoming career challenges developed traits necessary for elite athlete status, and Tragedy: how authors’ interpretations indicated that although athletes achieved personal sporting success, the ‘bigger battle’ of how disability was presented within society remained. The Re-birth and Tragedy narratives update the prospective gap between how elite disability athletes story their experiences and their framing within society.

Item Type:
Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title:
International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology
Subjects:
?? athletenarrative analysisstorytellingsocietydisability ??
ID Code:
196545
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Deposited On:
19 Jul 2023 15:35
Refereed?:
Yes
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Published
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15 Jul 2024 23:54