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Prevalence of burnout in competitive adolescent athletes
Stockholm University.
2007 (English)In: The Sport psychologist, ISSN 0888-4781, Vol. 21, no 1, 21-37 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study examined the factorial validity of the Eades Burnout Inventory (EABI) and the prevalence of burnout in adolescent elite athletes and whether burnout is more common in individual sports than in team sports. The EABI was distributed to 980 athletes (402 females and 578 males) in 29 different sports. Confirmatory-factor analyses revealed an acceptable factorial validity for a theoretically supported four-factor model of the EABI. Between 1% and 9% of the athletes displayed elevated burnout scores on these four subscales. The hypothesis of higher prevalence of burnout in individual sports was, however, not supported. Furthermore, no correlation between training load and burnout scores was found. These findings suggest that factors other than training load must be considered when athletes at risk for burnout are investigated.

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2007. Vol. 21, no 1, 21-37 p.
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junior tennis players, commitment perspective, motivation, stress, model, experience, sport, rugby
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-56592ISI: 000245195600002OAI: diva2:412917
authorCount :4Available from: 2011-04-26 Created: 2011-04-19 Last updated: 2011-04-26Bibliographically approved

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