Psychological resilience moderates the relationship between organizational stressor frequency and burnout in athletes and coaches

Christopher R. D. Wagstaff, Rebecca F. Hings, Rebecca J. Larner, David Fletcher

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Abstract

We present two studies examining the extent to which the frequency of organizational stressors encountered relate to burnout and whether psychological resilience qualities moderate any such relationship. The studies were conducted with independent samples of athletes and coaches using a questionnaire design. In study one, 372 athletes completed measures of organizational stressors (OSI-SP), resilience (CD-RISC-10), and burnout (Athlete Burnout Questionnaire). In study two, 91 coaches completed measures of organizational stressors (OSI-SP), resilience (CD-RISC-10), and burnout (Coach Burnout Questionnaire). Data were analyzed in a moderated regression model using Hayes’ PROCESS macro for SPSS and supported the hypotheses that organizational stressor frequency was directly related to burnout in both athletes and coaches and that psychological resilience moderated this relationship. These results highlight the influential role of organizational dynamics for athlete and coach well-being and indicate that psychological resilience is a salient individual difference variable that buffers against potential negative outcomes.
Original languageEnglish
JournalThe Sport Psychologist
Early online date30 Jan 2018
DOIs
Publication statusEarly online - 30 Jan 2018

Keywords

  • coaching
  • PROCESS
  • resilient
  • sport
  • stress
  • well-being

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