A Convergence Study on the Relationship between Perfectionism, Stress, and Burnout among College Golf Athletes

대학 골프선수들의 완벽주의성향, 스트레스, 그리고 탈진 간의 관계에 대한 융합적 연구

  • Bum, Chul-Ho (Department of Golf Industry, Kyung Hee University) ;
  • Yoo, Chung-Keyng (Instruction and Golf Player Development, Korea Golf University) ;
  • Jung, Chan-Kyoung (Instruction and Golf Player Development, Korea Golf University)
  • 범철호 (경희대학교 골프산업학과) ;
  • 유충경 (한국골프대학 경기지도학과) ;
  • 정찬경 (한국골프대학 경기지도학과)
  • Received : 2016.12.16
  • Accepted : 2017.02.20
  • Published : 2017.02.28


The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship among perfectionism, stress, and burnout in college golf athletes. Participants were 221 college students. Self-oriented perfectionism and socially prescribed perfectionism were found to be the antecedent variables causing stress. Self-oriented perfectionism reduced personal accomplishments, and socially prescribed perfectionism increased the level of burnout. Additionally, perceived stress not only engendered emotional exhaustion but also reduced personal accomplishments. Regarding indirect effects, self-oriented perfectionism and socially prescribed perfectionism increased the level of stress and affected athletes' emotional exhaustion and lack of accomplishments. The results will be of use for helping athletes to escape from the perfectionism that occurs due to their obsession with winning, thus laying the foundation for athletes to continue to enjoy their sports.


Perfectionism;stress;burnout;college;golf athletes;convergence study


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