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RELATION BETWEEN BURNOUT SYNDROME, OPTIMISM LEVELS, AGE AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE IN RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS COACHES

 

ABSTRACT

 

Burnout and optimism are two psychological constructs analysed in a sport context relative to performance and health between other aspects in this area. Despite the important number of researches about the consequences of these constructs in the sports world, scant are those focused on the study of these variables into the rhythmic gymnastics discipline.

The purpose of this investigation was to relate burnout, optimism levels, age and professional experience in rhythmic gymnastics coaches.

each influencing variable in the apparition of burnout and optimism level perceived with the subject’s sociodemographic features.

The sample was about 37 rhythmic gymnastics coaches. For the evaluation of the variables were used the surveys MBI- General Survey for burnout and Life Orientation Test (LOT-R) for optimism.

The results obtained conclude that burnout, in their emotional exhaustion and cinism dimensions, was correlated with the professional experience and coach age. Moreover, cinism was significantly correlated with age and professional experience.

The optimism scale of each subject doesn’t give any significant correlation with the variables studied; furthermore there is a higher punctuation in optimism when increase the number of levels performed.

 

KEY WORDS

stress, emotional exhaustion, cinism, optimistic profile.

 

 
Journal of Sport and Health Research - 2009