Ampliando la investigación sobre identidad sociocultural en la psicología del deporte: El potencial de las autobiografías de los atletas

Kerry R. McGannon, Brett Smith


En la psicología cultural del deporte (PCD), los investigadores han considerado la expresión múlti-ple e intersectorial de la identidad del atleta para mejorar la participación, la inclusión y el ren-dimiento deportivo. El objetivo del presente documento era aprovechar y ampliar un programa de investigación de la PCD centrado en las identidades construidas socialmente, mediante la explora-ción de la indagación narrativa junto con las autobiografías de los atletas como fuentes de datos. Para ello, esbozamos los principios centrales de la indagación narrativa y las convergencias con la PCD, seguido de una visión general de la autobiografía. A continuación, nos basamos en la inves-tigación autobiográfica de los estudios culturales y la psicología del deporte en relación con dos esferas centrales de interés en la PCD: las cuestiones de género, con especial atención a las muje-res, y la salud y bienestar en el deporte. Concluimos con algunas aspiraciones para futuras inves-tigaciones sobre autobiografías basadas en la indagación narrativa, para ampliar una agenda de investigación de CSP.

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Indagación narrativa; Psicología cultural del deporte; Investigación cualitativa; Atletismo

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