M.S. Ed. (Master of Education)
Department of Physical Education
Gymnasts--Illinois--Psychology; Gymnastics for girls--Illinois--Psychological aspects; Stress in adolescence--Illinois; Mood (Psychology); Burn out (Psychology)
This study examined the relationship among perceived stress, mood disturbances, and burnout using Smith's cognitive-affective model. According to this framework, perceived stress will result in greater mood disturbances leading to burnout. Female gymnasts (n = 108) completed questionnaires assessing perceived stress, mood disturbances, and burnout (emotional/physical exhaustion, gymnastics devaluation, and perceived gymnastics accomplishment). Mood disturbances were assessed three separate times. Path analysis results revealed that perceived stress directly impacts burnout in the form of emotional exhaustion, gymnastics devaluation, and perceived gymnastics accomplishment and indirectly impacts burnout through mood disturbances. A second path analysis was analyzed using the mean score of mood disturbances across the three assessments. Results revealed, again, that perceived stress directly influenced burnout and indirectly influenced burnout through mood disturbances. These results provided support for the cognitive-affective model of athlete burnout.
Gatenby, Erika L., "Relationship among perceived stress, mood disturbances, and burnout in female club gymnasts" (1999). Graduate Research Theses & Dissertations. 4696.
vi, 104 pages
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