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Burnout among sport psychologists

Burnout among sport psychologists

Rossato, Claire ORCID: 0000-0003-0306-5435, Basevitch, Itay and Vance, Stacy (2019) Burnout among sport psychologists. In: 15th European Congress of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 15-20 Jul 2019, Münster, Germany. (Unpublished)

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The aim of this study was to examine burnout among sport psychologists, specifically whether there was a difference in burnout between academic sport psychologists and applied sport psychologists. Fifty Seven participants (Twenty three males, mean age= 36.43, SD 8.13; 34 females, mean age= 33.41, SD 7.79) completed an online survey examining burnout via the Maslach Burnout Inventory Human Services Survey (MBI-HSS) to specifically examine exhaustion, depolarisation and decrease in personal accomplishment (antecedents of burnout). The results demonstrated that antecedents of burnout were present in both academic and practitioner sport psychologists; in particular decreased personal accomplishment was higher in applied practitioners compared to academics. Furthermore, number of hours spent on research per week predicted higher levels of exhaustion and higher levels of personal accomplishment. Further research should look to develop interventions to help cope and/or decrease the level of burnout within the sport psychology population.

Item Type: Conference or Conference Paper (Poster)
Uncontrolled Keywords: burnout, sport, psychology
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences
Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences > School of Human Sciences (HUM)
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