5 | 133 Career, family, and sport participation: a simultaneous exhibition? Their ages varied between 29 and 47 years, and the ages of their (youngest) child ranged from 6 months to 8 years. The rationale for this sample is that the participants became a parent in recent years, which is generally (one of) the last major life events in the transition to adulthood, mostly preceded by other events within the family domain, like starting to live on your own, engaging in an intimate relationship and formalising that relationship through cohabitation and/or marriage, and career events like finishing fulltime education and beginning to work. Upon initial analysis iterations of both samples (see the analytical strategy section of the next paragraph for more details), no new themes came up and patterns in participants’ narratives were similar in both sets. Therefore, it was concluded that data saturation was reached, and the data was sufficiently rich and comparable for the final overall analysis. Procedure Research team The central research team consisted of the authors. Interviewers recruited among students in sport science at HAN University of Applied Sciences conducted the narrative interviewing. They received course credits for their participation and acted as co-researchers for their respective sample. The central research team provided them materials and training sessions on narratology, narrative interviewing, coding and analysis, and conducted the overall analysis. Throughout data collection and analysis, the central teamcould be consulted for advice and problem-solving, and was pro-actively involved in checking the integrity of the procedure, supporting the analyses and detection of narrative patterns and the dialogue sessions held with interviewers and participants (see the analytical strategy section below). Interviews For individual narrative interviewing semi-structured guides were constructed for both samples (see Appendix D1 and D2) based on its specific requirements for the application of a narrative method (Bal, 1997; Boje, 2001; Derrida, 1979; Jansen et al., 2018; Jansen & Van Biene, 2010; Meesters et al., 2010). The interview guides aimed at activating a storytelling mode in the participant (Bruner, 2010), and are built up around a central narrative generative question that provides a fundamental guiding moment for the conversation and elicits