Burnout in athletes : a cross-sectional analysis of a college population

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dc.contributor.advisor Tammen, Vance V. en_US
dc.contributor.author Stambush, Mark A. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:38:52Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:38:52Z
dc.date.created 2000 en_US
dc.date.issued 2000
dc.identifier LD2489.Z72 2000 .S73 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/186698
dc.description.abstract Burnout is a growing concern in many areas of life. This manuscript first outlines the history occupational burnout. Research as it pertains to burnout in sport is then discussed, with an emphasis on broad conceptual models of burnout. The rationale for the current study is then given. First, previous research as shown that the longer one has been on the job the greater the likelihood of burnout (Pines & Maslach, 1978; Mor & Lalibaerte, 1984; Turnipseed, 1994). Therefore, Hypothesis I was that seniors were more likely to experience burnout than freshmen. Second, Smith (1986) and Coakley (1992) have maintained that athletes participating in coacting sports are more likely to experience burnout than those in interacting sports. Hypothesis 2 tested this assertion. Third, the role of emotional affect and burnout was examined. Hypothesis 3 stated that athletes with high positive affect are more likely to have lower burnout scores, while those with high negative affect are more likely to have higher burnout scores. The present study examined burnout in college athletes (N=216). The Eades Athlete Burnout Inventory was used to measure burnout. The Positive and Negative Affect Schedule was used to measure affect. Contrary to predictions, seniors reported lower burnout scores than any other year in school F (18, 580) = 1.67, p= .04. Also, there was no difference in burnout rates between coacting and interacting sports F (1, 213) = 1.96, p = .16. Finally, high positive affect scores were associated with low burnout scores E (1, 104) = 57.27, p <.001. Conversely, high negative affect scores were associated with high burnout scores F (1, 110) = 72.83, p < .001. The implications of these findings are also discussed.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Counseling Psychology and Guidance Services
dc.format.extent vi, 70 leaves : ill. ; 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.title Burnout in athletes : a cross-sectional analysis of a college population en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.A.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1180786 en_US

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