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Exploring the relationship between hope and burnout in competitive sport
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Health Sciences.
Umea Univ, Dept Psychol, S-90187 Umea, Sweden.
Texas Tech Univ, Lubbock, TX 79409 USA.
2010 (English)In: Journal of Sports Sciences, ISSN 0264-0414, Vol. 28, no 14, 1495-1504 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Researchers have postulated that hope may be an important factor associated with burnout. Consistent with hope theory contentions, low-hope individuals may be susceptible to burnout because they are prone to experience goal blockage, frustration, and negative affect, all of which likely increase the risk of burnout. We examined the relationship between hope and athlete burnout among 178 competitive athletes (63 females and 115 males) aged 15-20 years. Hope was significantly and negatively correlated with all three burnout subscales: emotional/physical exhaustion, a reduced sense of accomplishment, and sport devaluation. Moreover, results of a multivariate analysis of variance showed that low-hope athletes scored significantly higher than medium- and high-hope athletes on all three burnout dimensions. Finally, results revealed that agency thinking was a significant predictor of all burnout dimensions. Frustration over unmet goals and a perceived lack of agency, a characteristic of low-hope athletes, might pose a risk factor in athlete burnout, whereas being able to maintain hope appears to be associated with health and well-being.

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2010. Vol. 28, no 14, 1495-1504 p.
Keyword [en]
Overtraining; positive psychology; stress; training
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Sport and Fitness Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-12917DOI: 10.1080/02640414.2010.521943ISI: 000284891700002Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-78649724773OAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-12917DiVA: diva2:383016
Available from: 2011-01-03 Created: 2011-01-03 Last updated: 2011-01-03Bibliographically approved

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