A1 Journal article (refereed)
Development of School and Sport Burnout in Adolescent Student-Athletes : A Longitudinal Mixed-Methods Study (2020)

Sorkkila, M., Ryba, T. V., Selänne, H., & Aunola, K. (2020). Development of School and Sport Burnout in Adolescent Student-Athletes : A Longitudinal Mixed-Methods Study. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 30(S1), 115-133. https://doi.org/10.1111/jora.12453

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All authors or editors: Sorkkila, Matilda; Ryba, Tatiana V.; Selänne, Harri; Aunola, Kaisa

Journal or series: Journal of Research on Adolescence

ISSN: 1050-8392

eISSN: 1532-7795

Publication year: 2020

Volume: 30

Issue number: S1

Pages range: 115-133

Publisher: Wiley

Publication country: United States

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/jora.12453

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Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/72874


We investigated the development of school and sport burnout in adolescent student‐athletes (N Time 1 = 391, N Time 2 = 373) during their first year in upper secondary school using an embedded mixed‐methods design. The questionnaire‐based data were analyzed with growth mixture modeling and four burnout profiles were identified among student‐athletes. From the found burnout profiles, two were typical for the interviewed subsample of elite athletes (n = 17), that is, burnout risk and non risk profiles. We generated rich descriptions of well‐being and ill‐being, showing that elite athletes in two burnout profiles differed in their experienced demands and resources related to individual and environmental factors. The results can be used to generate practical tools for burnout detection in student‐athletes’ educational path.

Keywords: exhaustion

Free keywords: burnout; school burnout; sport burnout; student-athletes; cognitive-affective model

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Reporting Year: 2020

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