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Identity in elite level disability sport: a systematic review and meta-study of qualitative research

Crossen, W, Wadsworth, N, Ronkainen, N, Haslett, D and Tod, D (2023) Identity in elite level disability sport: a systematic review and meta-study of qualitative research. International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology. ISSN 1750-984X

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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: Article
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology on 04/07/23, available at: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/1750984x.2023.2214993
Uncontrolled Keywords: 1701 Psychology
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC1200 Sports Medicine
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology > HV697 Protection, assistance and relief > HV1551 People with disabilities
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure > GV561 Sports
Divisions: Sport & Exercise Sciences
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
SWORD Depositor: A Symplectic
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2023 10:45
Last Modified: 04 Jul 2024 00:50
DOI or ID number: 10.1080/1750984x.2023.2214993
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/20237
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