Burnout in athletics: A test of self-determination theory

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Title: Burnout in athletics: A test of self-determination theory
Author: Pietraszuk, Tara K.
Abstract: The purpose of this investigation was to test Vallerand’s Self -Determination Theory (SDT ) in predicting burnout in athletes . This model suggests that social factors predict psychological mediators which in turn , predict motivation . Motivation then will predict certain consequences . The self -determination model has been highly researched ; however , to date no examination of the self -determination model using burnout as a consequence have been investigated . To accomplish this purpose , female student athletes (N = 61 ) who were participating in a spring sport completed a packet of questionnaires , which assessed the three dimensions of Vallerand’s model . The questionnaire packet consisted of the Sport Climate Questionnaire (SCQ ) , Sport Motivation Scale (SMS ) , and Basic Need Satisfaction in Relationships Scale (BNSRS ) and the Eades Athletic Burnout Inventory (EABI ) . Using regression analysis , results indicate that amotivation and competence remained significant predictors (p
URI: http : / /hdl .handle .net /2346 /8975
Date: 2006-12


Burnout in athletics: A test of self-determination theory. Master's thesis, Texas Tech University. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /2346 /8975 .

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