1Tshwane University of Technology, Department of Sport, Rehabilitation and Dental Sciences, Pretoria, South Africa
Burnout and Paths to Turnover Intentions among South African Sport Coaches
This study investigated burnout and turnover intentions among 119 South African sport coaches (78 males and 38 females) aged 18 to 64 years (M = 30.28, SD = 9.83 years), who were recruited to participate in the study. Data were collected using the Maslach Burnout Inventory and Turnover Intentions Questionnaire. The results showed that sport coaches reported low levels of emotional exhaustion and personal accomplishment, with the exception of depersonalization, demonstrating that sport coaches were less burned out. Of the three subscales of burnout, the highest significant correlation was observed between emotional exhaustion and turnover (r = .227, p < .01). The practical implications of the findings are discussed, and recommendations for future research are provided.
burnout; sport; coaches; turnover intentions
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