nep-spo New Economics Papers
on Sports and Economics
Issue of 2018‒03‒19
one paper chosen by
João Carlos Correia Leitão
Universidade da Beira Interior

  1. The Relationship between Perceived Stress, Athletic Burnout and Leisure Participation amongst Badminton Players By Chih-Wei Lin

  1. By: Chih-Wei Lin (Department of Business Administration at Chaoyang University of Technology, Taiwan Author-2-Name: Ching-Chi Wu Author-2-Workplace-Name: Chaoyang University of Technology, Taiwan Author-3-Name: Jen-Wei Chen Author-3-Workplace-Name: Chaoyang University of Technology, Taiwan Author-4-Name: Bo-Hao Lai Author-4-Workplace-Name: Chaoyang University of Technology, Taiwan Author-5-Name: Su-Shiang Lee Author-5-Workplace-Name: Chaoyang University of Technology, Taiwan Author-6-Name: Wei Peng Tan Author-6-Workplace-Name: Chaoyang University of Technology, Taiwan)
    Abstract: Objective – This study examines the relationship between perceived stress, athletic burnout and leisure amongst badminton players. Methodology/Technique – The research subjects were all first national ranking tournament badminton players in 2012. The study uses convenience sampling to conduct a questionnaire survey. 350 questionnaires were distributed, with 288 valid questionnaires being returned (male 195, female 93). The rate of effectiveness was 82%. All of the data collected was analyzed using descriptive statistic and hierarchical regression analysis. Findings – The results show those badminton players between the ages of 19 and 21 experience higher cognitive stress. Further, badminton players who are involved in competitions at a higher level and whom have been training for a longer period of time, experience a higher athletic burnout. This means that badminton players who have higher perceived pressure will experience higher levels of burnout. Novelty – The study highlights that badminton players who participate in leisure-based activities are able to effectively adjust their perception of pressure to a "reduced sense of accomplishment" which has an effect on athletic burnout. Additionally, the study results give rise to variety of proposed solutions or suggestions for dealing with burnout or stress.
    Keywords: Hierarchical Regression Analysis; Sources of Stress; Leisure; Badminton Players
    JEL: M10
    Date: 2017–12–05

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