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Motivation, Emotional Regulation, Perceived Social Support, Burnout & Women Athletes.
A cross-sectional research design was used to execute the quantitative study on motivation, emotional regulation, perceived social support, and burnout in women athletes. It was hypothesized that motivation, emotional regulation, and perceived social support would have a negative correlation with burnout. The sample consisted of female student-athletes (n=150) between the age range of 18 to 25 years who were selected from different universities of Lahore using a non-probability purposive sampling technique. In addition to the demographic information sheet, Sports Motivation Scale (Pelletier et al., 2013). Emotional Regulation Questionnaire (Gross & John 2003), Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support (Zimet et al., 1988), and Athlete Burnout Questionnaire (Raedeke & Smith, 2009) were used to assess the relationship among the variables. The data was analyzed using Pearson Product Moment correlation and linear regression analysis using SPSS version 20. Results also indicated that motivation, perceived social support, and reappraisal had a negative correlation with burnout while suppression had a positive correlation with burnout. Perceived social support and reappraisal were significant predictors of burnout. This study sheds light on the field of sports psychology and how motivation, emotional regulation, perceived social support, and burnout can be explained in women athletes' lives.
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