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dc.contributor.authorMurray, Ross Men_UK
dc.contributor.authorHartley, Chrisen_UK
dc.contributor.authorCoffee, Peteen_UK
dc.description.abstractPerceived availability of social support can reduce symptoms of burnout in athletes. As such, it is important to understand the circumstances under which perceived social support is most effective. Social influences such as strength of social identification with a particular group or identity are believed to play an important role in the provision and effectiveness of social support. Across two studies, we investigate whether social identification in a sport can strengthen the protective association between perceived social support and burnout. In Study 1, athletes completed questionnaires assessing perceptions of social support availability, social identification, and burnout. In Study 2, participants completed the same measures at systematic time points across a six-month timespan. In both studies, participants’ levels of social identification moderated the association between perceived social support and burnout, whereby there was a stronger negative relationship between social support and burnout when participants reported higher levels of social identification in their sport. These results indicate that social identity may play an integral role in improving the efficacy of social support on burnout.en_UK
dc.publisherElsevier BVen_UK
dc.relationMurray RM, Hartley C & Coffee P (2023) Only my group will do: Evidence that social support protects athletes from burnout when they identify with those who provide it. <i>Psychology of Sport and Exercise</i>, Art. No.: 102508.
dc.rightsThis is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons CC-BY license, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. You are not required to obtain permission to reuse this article. To request permission for a type of use not listed, please contact Elsevier Global Rights Department.en_UK
dc.subjectSocial identificationen_UK
dc.subjectSport drop outen_UK
dc.subjectPerceived supporten_UK
dc.titleOnly my group will do: Evidence that social support protects athletes from burnout when they identify with those who provide iten_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
dc.citation.jtitlePsychology of Sport and Exerciseen_UK
dc.type.statusVoR - Version of Recorden_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationFaculty of Natural Sciencesen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationHeriot-Watt Universityen_UK
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen_UK
local.rioxx.authorMurray, Ross M|0000-0001-6706-7857en_UK
local.rioxx.authorHartley, Chris|0000-0002-5531-4467en_UK
local.rioxx.authorCoffee, Pete|en_UK
local.rioxx.projectInternal Project|University of Stirling|
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