Athlete Burnout Questionnaire Manual

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This test manual, the fourth in FIT’s Sport and Exercise Psychology Test Clearinghouse, is a succinct and informative resource outlining the conceptual basis of the athlete burnout syndrome and its measurement. The manual delineates the process used in developing the ABQ and provides users with information on the meaning of scores derived from its use.

Aspects related to the ABQ are presented in a comprehensive manner:
 

  • Athlete Burnout Questionnaire (ABQ), along with the guidelines for administering and scoring it
  • Conceptual underpinnings of the ABQ, including an overview of the burnout construct and the operational definition used to guide item development, as well as a description of how the preliminary item pool was developed
  • Review of research using a within-network approach to examining the internal structure of the burnout construct based on the ABQ; plus a description of both internal consistency and stability of ABQ scores
  • Discussion of a between-network approach to construct validation by examining the relationship of ABQ scores to theoretically relevant variables stemming from stress, sociological, and motivational perspectives on burnout
  • Basic descriptive statistical information that can help users interpret the meaning of scores derived from the ABQ

Table of Contents

Foreword. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .xiii

Preface. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xv

Chapter 1: Administering the Athlete Burnout Questionnaire.. 1

Item and Response Format of the ABQ

Administering the ABQ

Appropriate ABQ Respondent Samples

Chapter 2: The Burnout Construct ...........................................7

The Origins of the Burnout Construct

Conceptual Ambiguity Surrounding Burnout

Burnout as a Syndrome

The Foundation of the ABQ: Defining Athlete Burnout

Debated Issues in Conceptualizing Burnout

Preliminary Item Development

Chapter 3: Within-NetworkValidation ...... ....................21

Evaluation of a Preliminary Version of the ABQ

Evaluation of the Factor Structure of a Revised ABQ

Reliability and Scale Intercorrelations

Multitrait-Multimethod Evaluation of the ABQ

Chapter 4: Between-NetworkValidation ...................... 33

Chapter 5: ABQ Score Profiles .....................................45

References .....................................................................57

Appendix A: The Athlete Burnout Questionnaire...........63

Appendix B: Scoring of the Athlete Burnout Questionnaire ...................65

About the Authors .......................................................67