Burnout in elite rugby: relationships with basic psychological needs fulfilment.

  title={Burnout in elite rugby: relationships with basic psychological needs fulfilment.},
  author={Ken Hodge and Chris Lonsdale and Johan Yau Yin Ng},
  journal={Journal of sports sciences},
  volume={26 8},
In this study, we examined the utility of self-determination theory (Ryan & Deci, 2002) as a framework for understanding the antecedents of athlete burnout in elite New Zealand rugby union players (n=133). Perceptions of competence, autonomy, and relatedness (i.e. basic psychological needs) were hypothesized to be negatively related to burnout scores, while players classified as "high-burnouts" were predicted to report lower needs fulfilment than players with low burnout. Canonical correlation… CONTINUE READING
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