#SportPsychMapping: An Exploratory Interview Framework for Sport and Exercise Psychology

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The aim of this article is to present an exploratory interview framework called #SportPsychMapping that can serve as guidance to practitioners in exploring the psychological reality of individuals and collectives. To meet their aim, in this article, the authors address (a) the context in which the exploratory interview framework was developed, (b) the theoretical structure used to select topics and questions, (c) the structure of the interview, (d) the topics and questions in the central section of the interview, (e) the summary section of the interview, and (f) different ways the exploratory interview framework has been applied. The hallmarks of #SportPsychMapping are the structure that includes an opening, central, and summary section; the central section, in which external variables, biopsychological states and traits, and psychological skills are explored; and the summary section, where an individual map is created with key concepts and phrases that reflect the interviewee’s main responses.

Latinjak is with the School of Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Suffolk, Ipswich, United Kingdom, and EUSES—School of Health and Sport Sciences, Salt, Spain. Morelló-Tomás is with Villarreal CF, Villarreal, Spain. Figal-Gómez is with the University of Suffolk, Ipswich, United Kingdom.

Latinjak (a.latinjak@uos.ac.uk) is a corresponding author.

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