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A STUDY OF EMOTIONAL EXHAUSTION OF PROFESSIONAL COACHES ATHLETICS

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Author(s): Mehmet TATLICI | Hüseyin KIRIMOĞLU

Journal: Beden Egitimi ve Spor Bilimleri Dergisi
ISSN 1307-6477

Volume: 2;
Issue: 1;
Date: 2008;
Original page

Keywords: Emotional exhaustion | Desensitization | The Feeling of Diminishing in personal accomplishment | Sports Trainer

ABSTRACT
This research was conducted to bring up whether the athletics trainers’ burnout levels differentiate depending on some variables. It was examined whether there was a remarkable difference among the average points for emotional exhaustion, desensitization and success of the athletics trainers in both gender according to marital status, age, duration in work, education level, satisfaction from profession and socio economical situation. In that study Maslach Burnout lnventory (Maslach, Jackson, 1981) was applied to get data.The inventory was assigned to the athletics trainers who work at the Directorship of Youth and Sports in seven randomly selected cities of Turkey: İstanbul, Ankara, Konya, İzmir, Mersin, Bursa, Burdur. The sample of the study consists of 82 trainers; 21 of them are female and 61 are male. In the analysis of data, Independent Samples T-tes was used to detect the levels of professional exhaustion and to explain them related to gender. It was found that the level of burnout is low in the respect of the sub-dimensions of emotional exhaustion and desensitization in both gender according to marital status. In fact, it was detected that perception of self-success is high, and thus, the burnout level is low in the respect of the sub-dimension of the feeling of dimishing in personal accomplishment in both gender according to marital staus. Another result is that the levels of sub-dimensions of emotional exhaustion and desensitization in trainers were pointed out as low or mid in relation to age, duration in work, location of work, financial and educational situation whereas self-success perception is high connected with the given features.As a final result, it was explored that there isn’t a meaningful statistical difference in both gender when they are compared in terms of averages of sub-scales of burnout level - emotional exhaustion, desensitization and the feeling of personal accomplishment.
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