Relation between stress-generating situations, burnout and coping in sports coaches

Alexandra Valadez Jimenez, J. Isaac Uribe Alvarado, Ma. de los Ángeles Vacio Muro, Teresa Margarita Torres López


This study investigates burnout rates in a sample of sports coaches, as well as their relation to coping styles, stress-generating situations and variables such as sex, age and years of experience. It is a descriptive correlational study in which 142 sports coaches participated. The Burnout Inventory adapted to the trainer, the Brief COPE-28 inventory and a scale of stress-generating situations were used. 33.4% of women and 20.9% of men have high levels of burnout in more than two dimensions. In men and women, there is a significant relationship between situations that generate stress and emotional exhaustion and in coping focused on the problem and reduced personal fulfillment. The study discusses the importance of focusing research on situations that generate stress and how to deal with it in sports coaches.


Burnout; Sports coach; Coping; Stress

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