Workaholism, home-work/work-home interference and exhaustion among sport coaches
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Coach burnout has been studied since 1982. Antecedents to burnout outside the sporting environment have seldom been of interest. In this paper we analyzed how the levels of negative work-home/home-work interference and workaholism are related to levels of mental and physical exhaustion using quantile regression. The exhaustion subscale ofh Coach Burnout Questionaire was chosen as outcome since exhaustion is the core dimension of burnout. Our findings show associations between exhaustion and both work-home interference and home-work interference, but these relationships were not linear. For the workaholism subscales, covering excessive work patterns and compulsive attitudes towards work, associations with exhaustion were weak. This study thereby contributes to the knowledge about coach burnout with three main conclusions. Firstly, relations between coaches’ work-home/home-work interference are not linear. Secondly, how the work environment is perceived to interfere with the home environment is more important for coaches’ levels of exhaustion than how the home environment interferes with the work environment. Thirdly, workaholistic tendencies seem to have little importance for coaches’ burnout levels – at least in this sample.
Burnout, Work family conflict, Quantile regression
Research subject Psychology; Psychology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-98055OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-98055DiVA: diva2:780579
FunderSwedish National Centre for Research in Sports, P2013-0075