Academic journal article Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport

Role of Selected Variables in the Burnout of High School Basketball Coaches. (Psychology)

Academic journal article Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport

Role of Selected Variables in the Burnout of High School Basketball Coaches. (Psychology)

Article excerpt

Sport coaching produces many demands on the men and women who enter this profession. Stressors are both internal (e.g., self-imposed) and external (e.g., winning, time demands, etc.) in nature, and are often reported to be major reasons many current coaches are leaving, or considering leaving, the coaching profession. The purpose of this investigation was to examine the role of selected job related variables to potential burnout. Four hundred male and female varsity basketball coaches were randomly selected from a purchased list of the 3A (middle size high schools) to 5A (large schools) basketball coaches in Texas. Questionnaires requesting demographic data and the Maslach Burnout Inventory Form Ed. (Maslach, Jackson, & Schwab, 1996) (modified with copyright permission) were used. A return rate of 31% included 90 male and 36 female coaches. Three multiple regression analyses using age, hours per week spent in coaching, self-report personal health status, gender, coaching (job) satisfaction, school size and ca reer win/loss record served as the predictor variables with the three subscales of the Maslach Burnout Inventory instrument (depersonalization, emotional exhaustion, and personal accomplishment) being the criterion variables. …

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