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GONZALEZ-PONCE, Inmaculada et al. Analysis of the motivational antecedents in basketball referees and its incidence on emotional burnout. CPD [online]. 2012, vol.12, suppl.1, pp.27-30. ISSN 1989-5879.

The aim of this study was to examine the relationships between motivational antecedents and its influence on burnout in basketball referees. Hence, 30 referees ranging in age from 17 to 41 years old (M = 24.8; SD = 5.74) were selected, Results revealed a positive relationship between basics psychological needs thwarting (autonomy, competence and relatedness) and amotivation. Moreover, emotional burnout was positive related with autonomy, competence and relatedness thwarting. Furthermore, emotional burnout emerged as the strongest predictor of amotivation. Finally, results are discussed in the light of enhance the knowledge about motivation and burnout.

Keywords : Self-determination; sport; burnout; psychological needs.

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