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ScholarOne - Psychosocial predictors of burnout among Northern-Central Nigerian elite athletes
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  • Victor Olowoleni,
  • Kolade Ayodele,
  • Mohammed Abubakar,
  • Peggy-Joe Olaseinde
Victor Olowoleni
Kogi State University

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Kolade Ayodele
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Mohammed Abubakar
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Peggy-Joe Olaseinde
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Abstract

Burnout is a psychological syndrome that develops in response to chronic work-related stressors resulting from negative perception of the stressor. The study aimed to find the psychosocial predictors of burnout among elite athletes (M = 27.35years). Descriptive cross-sectional design was adopted for the study. Maslach Burnout Inventory and a researcher developed questionnaire was used to collect data. Percentages, mean and standard deviation was used to analyze demographic data, while correlation matrix was used to test hypotheses. Duration of sports participation was not significant (.093) in predicting burnout among elite athletes. Conflict is value had a positive correlation (.282). Athletes in North-Central Zone experience high levels of burnout, their duration in sports was not responsible for the high levels of burnout and conflict is value had a positive correlation with burnout and may have accounted for the high level of burnout.