Factors contributing to burnout in elite junior squash players
Cardiff Metropolitan University
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The present study firstly reported the main characteristics that are related to burnout in elite junior squash players and then examined the results in light of the three existing models on burnout (Coakley, 1992; Smith, 1986; Silva, 1990). Six participants were randomly chosen for the study, however, after preliminary assessment via the Eades Athletic Burnout Inventory, one participant was eliminated from the study due to a low EABI score. The study was qualitative in nature, and semi-structured interviews were carried out to obtain the information as recommended by Patton (1990). Data analysis was carried out by Causal networks. Resulting from the analysis, burnout in the elite junior squash players were based around involvement of significant others; training patterns; social influences; and conflicting activities. The results from the causal streams proved that there were physical, psychological and sociological factors that predispose elite junior squash players to burnout. It was found that both Silva's (1990) and Smith's (1986) models were best explained from the results in the present study, however, Coakley's (1992) model was also supported in the study. The study supported the conclusion from Gould et a1., 1996b, that burnout is a complex phenomenon and that each individual is unique, and therefore will experience different characteristics of burnout. Also, there is not one model that can fully illustrate all burnout cases. Recommendations for preventing burnout in squash were also given to players, parents and coaches in the squash environment.
BSc (Hons) Sport. P.E. and Recreation
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