Adaptation of the Athlete Burnout Questionnaire in a Spanish Sample of Athletes.


Arce, C., de Francisco, C., Andrade, E., Seoane, G. y Raedeke, T.


In this paper, we offer a general version of the Spanish adaptation of Athlete Burnout Questionnaire (ABQ) designed to measure the syndrome of burnout in athletes of different sports. In previous works, the Spanish version of ABQ was administered to different samples of soccer players. Its psychometric properties were appropriate and similar to the findings in original ABQ. The purpose of this study was to examine the generalization to others sports of the Spanish adaptation. We started from this adaptation, but we included three alternative statements (one for each dimension of the questionnaire), and we replaced the word “soccer” with the word “sport”. An 18-item version was administered to a sample of 487 athletes aged 13 and 29 years old. Confirmatory factor analyses replicated the factor structure, but two items modification were necessary in order to obtain a good overall fit of the model. The internal consistency and test-retest reliability of the questionnaire were satisfactory.

Revista: The Spanish Journal of Psychology, 15(3), 1529-1536

DOI: 10.5209/rev_SJOP.2012.v15.n3.39437

Año: 2012