Burnout in athletics: A test of self-determination theory

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dc.contributor.committeeChair Lochbaum , Marc
dc.contributor.committeeMember Henry , Judi
dc.contributor.committeeMember Meaney , Karen
dc.degree.department Exercise and Sports Science
dc.degree.discipline Exercise and Sports Science
dc.degree.grantor Texas Tech University
dc.degree.level Masters
dc.degree.name Master of Science
dc.rights.availability Unrestricted .
dc.creator Pietraszuk , Tara K .
dc.date.accessioned 2014 -02 -19T18 :39 :47Z
dc.date.available 2012 -06 -01T14 :38 :45Z
dc.date.available 2014 -02 -19T18 :39 :47Z
dc.date.issued 2006 -12
dc.identifier.uri http : / /hdl .handle .net /2346 /8975
dc.description.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
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.subject Female -Athletes
dc.subject EADI
dc.subject Motivation
dc.subject Self -Determination
dc.title Burnout in athletics : A test of self -determination theory
dc.type Thesis


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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