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Ryba, T., Stambulova, N., Selänne, H., Aunola, K. & Nurmi, J.-E. (2017). ”Sport has always been first for me” but “all my free time is spent doing homework”: Dual career styles in late adolescence. Psychology of Sport And Exercise, 33, 131-140
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2017 (English)In: Psychology of Sport And Exercise, ISSN 1469-0292, E-ISSN 1878-5476, Vol. 33, p. 131-140Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Objectives

In adolescence, personally meaningful autobiographical memories begin to integrate into cultural narrative structures to form a life story. We examined how and to what extent adolescent Finnish athletes narrate and integrate significant life events in sport and education into their identities and future narratives in order to delineate the different styles of athletes’ career construction.

Design

Longitudinal qualitative study.

Method

Ten female and eight male, elite junior athletes, aged 15–16 at baseline, participated in individual conversational interviews. The resulting interview data were analyzed using narrative analysis.

Results

Thirteen of 18 adolescent athletes drew primarily on the performance narrative plot to construct their life story and five of 18 athletes could not project into the future beyond their athletic selves. We identified three styles of athletes’ career construction. Employing musical terminology as a metaphor, the contrapuntal style entwines sport and education as harmonically related life-themes; monophonic style draws on a prominent athletic life-theme; and dissonant style is underpinned by discord of sport and education. We did not detect direct associations between narrative types (performance, discovery and relational) and career construction styles. We show the dominant style development within an exemplary story.

Conclusion

Exploration of the future and possible selves are critical for developing meaningful (dis)continuity of a dual career pathway from adolescence to adulthood. We conclude that dual career discourse is gaining traction in directing young athletes’ future thinking; however, a broader repertoire of exemplary success stories which allow athletes to imagine achieving excellence in diverse ways would enable them to channel action. © 2017 Elsevier Ltd

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2017
National Category
Psychology (excluding Applied Psychology)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-35114 (URN)10.1016/j.psychsport.2017.08.011 (DOI)000413127900015 ()2-s2.0-85029149532 (Scopus ID)
Note

Funding: Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture grant (OKM/13/ 626/2015)

Available from: 2017-10-02 Created: 2017-10-02 Last updated: 2018-03-23Bibliographically approved
Schinke, R. J., Stambulova, N., Lidor, R., Papaioannou, A. & Ryba, T. (2016). ISSP Position Stand: Social missions through sport and exercise psychology. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 14(1), 4-22
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2016 (English)In: International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, ISSN 1612-197X, E-ISSN 1557-251X, Vol. 14, no 1, p. 4-22Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Sport psychology is expanding in how it might be utilised to benefit human activity and social life. Performance enhancement remains central to the field; however, there is growing interest in how sport psychology practices and sport contexts can be crafted to enable social missions. The classification of social missions through the context of sports might vary from one sport development agency or scholar to the next, and could relate to health and well-being, sport for peace, social development, disease prevention, and positive youth development. This position stand has been conceived to situate the International Society of Sport Psychology within sport for development for the betterment of people in communities, countries, and regions. This ISSP Position Stand is structured into a historical overview of sports as social missions, sport for cultural exchange and social justice, sport for health and well-being, sport for positive youth development, sport for peace, and postulations and recommendations. © 2015 International Society of Sport Psychology

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York, NY: Taylor & Francis, 2016
Keywords
sport for development, cultural praxis, local practices, cultural safety
National Category
Psychology (excluding Applied Psychology)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-28650 (URN)10.1080/1612197X.2014.999698 (DOI)000410630300002 ()2-s2.0-84921450426 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2015-06-18 Created: 2015-06-18 Last updated: 2017-11-30Bibliographically approved
Ryba, T. & Stambulova, N. (2016). Russia. In: Robert J. Schinke, Kerry R. McGannon & Brett Smith (Ed.), Routledge International Handbook of Sport Psychology: (pp. 9-19). New York. NY: Routledge
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2016 (English)In: Routledge International Handbook of Sport Psychology / [ed] Robert J. Schinke, Kerry R. McGannon & Brett Smith, New York. NY: Routledge, 2016, p. 9-19Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York. NY: Routledge, 2016
Series
Routledge International Handbooks
National Category
Psychology (excluding Applied Psychology)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-29928 (URN)10.4324/9781315777054 (DOI)2-s2.0-84969611170 (Scopus ID)978-1-138-02242-3 (ISBN)978-1-315-77705-4 (ISBN)
Available from: 2015-12-07 Created: 2015-12-07 Last updated: 2018-08-23Bibliographically approved
Ryba, T. V., Stambulova, N., Ronkainen, N. J., Bundgaard, J. & Selänne, H. (2015). Dual career pathways of transnational athletes. Psychology of Sport And Exercise, 21, 125-134
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2015 (English)In: Psychology of Sport And Exercise, ISSN 1469-0292, E-ISSN 1878-5476, Vol. 21, p. 125-134Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Objectives

Transnationalism, as part of the globalization processes, has transformed the lifestyle and the course of athletes' careers. This presents previously unexplored challenges encountered by student-athletes in combining athletic and academic pursuits. In this article, we propose a conceptual framework for the taxonomy of transnational dual careers (DC).

Design and method

Narrative inquiry from the life story perspective was used to elicit and analyze career narratives of six transnational athletes (3 male and 3 female), generating about five interview hours per athlete. The developmental transition from secondary to higher education was chosen as a key transition to classify the DC pathways. Additional insights into DC mobilization across international borders were gleaned by employing the typologies of sport migrants developed in the sport labor migration research.

Results

Three patterns of transnational DC were discerned from the narratives based on the direction of geographic mobility and the core migration motive underpinning the storyline. Within the present dataset, the taxonomies are: (1) Within EU mobility: the sport exile DC pathway; (2) Mobility to the U.S.A.: the sport mercenary DC pathway; and (3) Mobility to the U.S.A.: the nomadic cosmopolitan DC pathway.

Conclusions

The identified transnational DC paths are not exhaustive, and highlight possibilities of individual development, unfolding through the matrices of social structures in a given location. Further research with a diverse set of transnational athletes is needed to test and expand the proposed taxonomy. © 2014 Elsevier Ltd.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2015
Keywords
student-athletes, career development, migration, cultural transition, dual career support, lifestyle
National Category
Psychology (excluding Applied Psychology)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-27228 (URN)10.1016/j.psychsport.2014.06.002 (DOI)000362612000014 ()2-s2.0-84941737815 (Scopus ID)
Note

This research was funded by the Danish Ministry of Culture (TKIF2011-021).

Available from: 2014-12-11 Created: 2014-12-11 Last updated: 2017-12-05Bibliographically approved
Stambulova, N. & Ryba, T. V. (2014). A critical review of career research and assistance through the cultural lens: towards cultural praxis of athletes' careers. International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 7(1), 1-17
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2014 (English)In: International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology, ISSN 1750-984X, E-ISSN 1750-9858, Vol. 7, no 1, p. 1-17Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In this review article, a content area of athlete career in sport psychology is analyzed through the cultural lens: that is, through paradigmatic perspectives of cross-cultural psychology, cultural psychology, and cultural studies. Based on previous review papers, but mainly on the chapters of the anthology Athletes' Careers across Cultures, we identified three dominant (North American, Australian, and European) and two emerging (Asian and South American) cultural discourses in the career topic. These discourses are characterized by research foci, theoretical frameworks, and career assistance programs in action. Our critical analysis of career research and assistance around the world further indicates a need for more contextualized and culturally competent career projects, which blend theory/research, applied work, and lived culture into cultural praxis. To satisfy this need, a new paradigm termed cultural praxis of athletes' careers is suggested. In conclusion, we emphasize the importance of review papers in negotiating emerging terminology, values, principles, and approaches underlying the career topic, and share some ideas for future reviews in career research and assistance.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Abingdon: Routledge, 2014
Keywords
athlete career, career assistance, career transitions, cultural praxis
National Category
Psychology (excluding Applied Psychology)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-27229 (URN)10.1080/1750984X.2013.851727 (DOI)000343311400001 ()2-s2.0-84903822963 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2014-12-11 Created: 2014-12-11 Last updated: 2017-12-05Bibliographically approved
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