The relationship between personality hardiness, stress and burnout in selected collegiate athletes

Cardinal Scholar

Show simple item record

dc.contributor.advisor Wayda, Valerie K. en_US Flor, Karen K. en_US 2011-06-03T19:37:43Z 2011-06-03T19:37:43Z 1996 en_US 1996
dc.identifier LD2489.Z78 1996 .F58 en_US
dc.description.abstract The relationship between hardiness, stress and burnout has been established in occupational settings (Kelley, 1994; Talarico, 1989; Topf, 1989). This relationship has not been established with athletic populations, however. The purpose of this study was to determine if a relationship existed between personality hardiness, perceived stress and burnout in a selected sample of collegiate athletes. Participants were 181 male (n=129) and female (n_=52) Division I athletes from three Midwestern universities representing four sports (baseball, softball, tennis and track). Each subject was asked to complete a survey - consisting of the Third Generation Hardiness Test, the Perceived Stress Scale, and the Maslach Burnout Inventory - during the regular season and at least 24 hours prior to an athletic contest. It was hypothesized that hardier athletes would report lower levels of perceived stress and burnout, and that higher levels of stress would be related to higher levels of burnout. Pearson product-moment correlations supported the hypothesized relationships.
dc.description.sponsorship School of Physical Education
dc.format.extent vii, 57 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Burn out (Psychology) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh College athletes -- Psychology. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh College sports -- Psychological aspects. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Stress (Psychology) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Adjustment (Psychology) en_US
dc.title The relationship between personality hardiness, stress and burnout in selected collegiate athletes en_US Thesis (M.S.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url en_US

Files in this item

Files Size Format View

There are no files associated with this item.

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

  • Master's Theses [5510]
    Master's theses submitted to the Graduate School by Ball State University master's degree candidates in partial fulfillment of degree requirements.

Show simple item record

Search Cardinal Scholar


My Account