A qualitative analysis of burnout in elite Swedish athletes

Henrik Gustafsson, Peter HASSMEN, Goran Kentta, Mattias Johansson

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    To extend the understanding of burnout in elite athletes, including personal experiences and perceived antecedents. Design and Methods: Semi-structured in-depth interviews were conducted with 10 Swedish 22- to 26-year-old elite athletes who had quit sport due to burnout.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)800-816
    Number of pages17
    JournalPsychology of Sport and Exercise
    Volume9
    Issue number6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2008

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    Gustafsson, Henrik ; HASSMEN, Peter ; Kentta, Goran ; Johansson, Mattias. / A qualitative analysis of burnout in elite Swedish athletes. In: Psychology of Sport and Exercise. 2008 ; Vol. 9, No. 6. pp. 800-816.
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