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
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2008


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