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The mediating role of psychological need satisfaction in relationships between types of passion for sport and athlete burnout

Curran, Thomas, Appleton, Paul R., Hill, Andrew P. and Hall, Howard K. (2013) The mediating role of psychological need satisfaction in relationships between types of passion for sport and athlete burnout. Journal of Sports Sciences, 31 (6). 597 - 606. ISSN 0264-0414

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Identification Number: 10.1080/02640414.2012.742956

Abstract

Research indicates that obsessive and harmonious passion can explain variability in burnout through various mediating processes (e.g., Vallerand, Paquet, Phillippe, & Charest, 2010). The current study extended previous research (Curran, Appleton, Hill, & Hall, 2011; Gustafsson, Hassmén, & Hassmén, 2011) by testing a model in which the effects of passion for sport on athlete burnout were mediated by psychological need satisfaction. One hundred and seventy-three academy soccer players completed self-report measures of passion for sport, psychological need satisfaction, and athlete burnout. Results indicated that psychological need satisfaction mediated the relationship between harmonious passion and athlete burnout but not obsessive passion and athlete burnout. The findings indicate that the inverse relationship between harmonious passion and burnout can be explained by higher levels of psychological need satisfaction. However, this was not the case for obsessive passion, which was not associated with psychological need satisfaction or most symptoms of athlete burnout.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2013 Taylor & Francis
Divisions: Psychological and Behavioural Science
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2019 10:57
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2019 02:40
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/101527

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