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The Role of Athletic Identity and Passion in Predicting Burnout in Adolescent Female Athletes

Eric M. Martin and Thelma S. Horn

This study examined whether adolescent athletes’ levels of sport burnout would be predicted by their level and type of both passion and athletic identity. Female high-school-aged athletes (N = 186) completed a series of questionnaires to measure study variables. The results of three hierarchical multiple regression analyses revealed that athletes’ levels of harmonious passion served as negative predictors for all three dimensions of burnout, while obsessive passion positively predicted scores only on the exhaustion subscale. In addition, the subdimensions of athletic identity contributed a unique amount to the prediction of some aspects of burnout. These results indicate that both passion and athletic identity are important correlates or predictors of burnout levels, with harmonious passion offering the most protective effects.

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Passion for Work and Job Satisfaction in Sports Coaches: The Mediating Role of Flow Experiences

Evandro Morais Peixoto, Bartira Pereira Palma, Amanda Rizzieri Romano, Tatiana Cristina Henrique Vieira, and Larissa Rafaela Galatti

its practice. Passion can be harmonious or obsessive. Harmonious passion refers to the internalization of the activity in a flexible and spontaneous manner and can be reconciled with other tasks without impairing the subject’s overall performance. In contrast, obsessive passion demonstrates a

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Coach Burnout: A Scoping Review

Peter Olusoga, Marte Bentzen, and Goran Kentta

’ obsessive passion was associated with their use of ruminative thoughts, which, in turn, was predictive of emotional exhaustion. Moreover, harmonious passion was thought to prevent rumination and, thus, indirectly protect coaches from experiencing emotional exhaustion. Several recent studies have used the

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Exploring the Multidimensional Model of Leadership Through the Lens of Coaches: An Examination of the Relationship Between Personality, Leader Behaviors, and the Coach–Athlete Relationship

Shelby N. Anderson, Sebastian Harenberg, Maggie Nieto, and Justine Vosloo

passion underpinned by self-determination theory ( Deci & Ryan, 2000 ). It encompasses two dimensions of passion: harmonious and obsessive. The two are differentiated by how the individual internalizes the activity into their core self or identity. Harmonious passion arises when someone has an autonomous

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predictor through harmonious passion for both subjective happiness and life satisfaction. Similarly, there was a positive indirect relationship from awakening to purpose through harmonious passion to life satisfaction. Opposing indirect relationships from awakening to purpose through harmonious and

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Let’s Hear It From the Kids! Examining the Experiences, Views, and Needs of Highly Committed Children Involved in Youth Sport

Jennifer J. Harris, Dave Collins, and Christine Nash

-Filion et al., 2017 , p. 20). In their dualistic model of passion, Vallerand et al. ( 2003 ) propose two distinct types of passion, harmonious passion (HP) and obsessive passion (OP). HP is the consequence of autonomous internalization of the activity and is said to occupy “a significant but not