Seven Directions in Psychology Research:Taking Athlete Burnout as an Example
ZHANG Li-wei College of Sport Sciences,Beijing Sport University,Beijing 100084,China
Psychology research is a systematic project on 7 directions including deconstruction,measurement,group difference,related factors,function,mechanism and behavior control.This paper tried to take these 7 directions as a research framework and discussed 8 specific research questions on athlete burnout:1)How can burnout be validly differentiated from physical fatigue and mental fatigue? 2)Whether three factors construct of burnout proposed by Raedeke and Smith(2001)is good enough? 3)How to evaluate athlete burnout according to Athlete Burnout Question(ABQ)score? 4)Can physiological and biochemistry indicators be used to evaluate athlete burnout? 5)Whether there is any burnout difference between coaches with long working experience and coaches with short working experience? 6)What are effects of burnout on training quality,competition level and achievement motivation? 7)What factors contribute to burnout and what is mechanism of burnout? 8)Theoretically speaking,what psychological constructs are related to athlete burnout? This paper introduced our empirical research findings and their implications.It is pointed out that causal link between self-control and burnout might be a useful direction for future research.
【CateGory Index】： G804.8