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Burnout, Positivity and Passion in Young Mexican Athletes: Mediating Effect of Social Support

Version 1 : Received: 31 December 2020 / Approved: 4 January 2021 / Online: 4 January 2021 (13:19:23 CET)

How to cite: Martínez-Alvarado, J.R.; Aguiar Palacios, L.H.; Chávez-Flores, Y.V.; Berengüí, R.; Asadi-González, A.A.; Magallanes Rodríguez, A.G. Burnout, Positivity and Passion in Young Mexican Athletes: Mediating Effect of Social Support. Preprints 2021, 2021010043 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202101.0043.v1). Martínez-Alvarado, J.R.; Aguiar Palacios, L.H.; Chávez-Flores, Y.V.; Berengüí, R.; Asadi-González, A.A.; Magallanes Rodríguez, A.G. Burnout, Positivity and Passion in Young Mexican Athletes: Mediating Effect of Social Support. Preprints 2021, 2021010043 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202101.0043.v1).

Abstract

The Burnout syndrome is a negative experience for the athlete development and it has been demonstrated that it gets worse when a sport is practiced in an obsessive way. The interventions about a positive vision through the sport could be a protective factor to boost the athlete’s wellbeing. The aim of the present study was to analyze the mediator effect from social support, the relationship between the burnout, positivity and passion in young Mexican athletes. The sample was composed by 452 Mexican athletes, males and females from 12 to 18 years of age (M = 16.29, SD = 1.66). Participants answered the Athlete Burnout Questionnaire, The Scale of the Social Support Perceived by Athletes, the Passion Scale and the Positivity Scale. The results of structural equation modeling showed the model presented a good adjustment (χ2 = 813.507; df = 229; χ2 /df = 3.552; p < 0.01; CFI = 0.93; TLI = 0.91; IFI = 0.93; NFI = 0.91; RMSEA = 0.07). The positivity and harmonious passion presented direct and indirect effects over the burnout, being the perceived social support the mediator variable of the indirect effects. However, the effect of the obsessive passion mediated by the perceived social support did not resulted significant.

Subject Areas

burnout; passion; positivity; social support; athletes.

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