Analysis of Burnout syndrome in ballet dancers

Varley Teoldo da Costa Daniel Alvarez Pires Eloi Ferreira Filho Franco Noce About the authors

The objectives of this study were to evaluate burnout indicators in female and male dancers and compare the perceptions of the dimensions of burnout syndrome between groups. Participants were 41 dancers of both sexes (29 females and 12 males) linked to ballet schools and academies/clubs in the cities of Belo Horizonte and Divinópolis, mean age 18,67 ± 5,63, and average practice time of 10,1 ± 2,86 years. The instrument used was the Burnout Questionnaire for Athletes (QBA). Data were analyzed by descriptive statistics and by Shapiro-Wilk, Mann-Whitney and Wilcoxon tests. Results showed that dancers of both sexes showed low to moderate levels in burnout, which consequently resulted in a low level of total burnout. For both sexes, there were significant differences in the perception of the dimension reduced sense of accomplishment regarding the dimensions physical and emotional exhaustion and sport devaluation.

Psychology; Motor activity; Burnout professional


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