Relation of dispositional optimism with burnout among athletes.

  title={Relation of dispositional optimism with burnout among athletes.},
  author={Lung Hung Chen and Ying Hwa Kee and Ying-Mei Tsai},
  journal={Perceptual and motor skills},
  volume={106 3},
Optimism is important in enhancing human psychological and physical well-being; however, the association of optimism with burnout has received little attention in sport psychology. This study recruited 139 young volleyball players (M = 16.3 yr., SD = 0.8) to examine this relation. Athletes completed the Chinese version of the Life Orientation Test at Time 1 and 4 mo. later (Time 2). The Chinese version of the Athlete Burnout Questionnaire was also administered. Analysis showed scores on… CONTINUE READING

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