p-ISSN: 1300-0551
e-ISSN: 2587-1498

Hasan Ali Güler1, İsmail Kaya2

1Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Selçuk University Faculty of Medicine, Konya, Türkiye
2Department of Sports Medicine, Konya Beyhekim Training and Research Hospital, University of Health Sciences, Konya, Türkiye

Keywords: Adolescent, anxiety, burnout, depression, expressed emotion


Objective: Athlete burnout is an increasing problem among adolescents. Based on previous studies, it has been thought that anxiety, depression and perceived expressed emotion may be important factors in terms of athlete burnout, and these four factors may interact with each other. We aimed to examine the relationship between athlete burnout, perceived expressed emotion, anxiety and depression, and to reveal the factors that predict athlete burnout.

Material and Methods: The study consists of 62 professional volleyball players between the ages of 12-17. The participants completed the sociodemographic form, Athlete Burnout Questionnaire, Shortened Level of Expressed Emotion Scale, and Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale.

Results: Perceived irritability and anxiety and depression levels were correlated in our study. Lack of emotional support had positive association with depression levels, and perceived intrusiveness had positive association with anxiety. A correlation was obtained between reduced sense of accomplishment and emotional/physical exhaustion, which are subscales of Athlete Burnout Questionnaire, and both anxiety and depression levels. In addition, reduced sense of accomplishment had positive association with perceived intrusiveness. The linear regression model demonstrated that anxiety significantly contributed to reduced sense of accomplishment.

Conclusions: As a result of our study, it was concluded that determining anxiety-depression levels, and evaluating the parent-child relationship in adolescent athletes may be important in terms of both prevention and treatment programs for athlete burnout.

Cite this article as: Guler HA, Kaya I. The relationship of burnout with perceived expressed emotion, anxiety, and depression levels in professional adolescent volleyball players. Turk J Sports Med. 2023 58(1):26-30;https://doi.org/10.47447/tjsm.0699

Ethics Committee Approval

This study was approved by the Local Ethics Committee of University of Afyonkarahisar Health Sciences (approval number 2022/12, date: 07.01.2022).

Author Contributions

Concept: HAG; Design: HAG, İK; Supervision: HAG; Materials: HAG, İK; Data Collection and Processing: İK; Analysis and İnterprepation: HAG; Literature Review: HAG, İK; Writing Manuscript: HAG; Critical Reviews: İK

Conflict of Interest

The authors declared no conflicts of interest with respect to authorship and/or publication of the article.

Financial Disclosure

The authors received no financial support for the research and/or publication of this article.