Workaholism, home-work/work-home interference, and exhaustion among sports coaches

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Lundkvist, E, Gustafsson, H, Davis, P & Hassmén, P 2016, 'Workaholism, home-work/work-home interference, and exhaustion among sports coaches', Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology, vol. 10, no. 3, pp. 222-236.

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The aims of this study were to (a) examine the associations between workaholism and work-related exhaustion and (b) examine associations between work-home/ home-work interference and work-related exhaustion in 261 Swedish coaches. Quantile regression showed that workaholism is only associated with exhaustion for coaches who score high on exhaustion, that negative work-home interference has a stronger association with exhaustion than negative home-work interference, and that the coaches on a mean level scored low on all measured constructs. In addition, coaches in the higher percentiles have a higher risk for burnout. Our results highlight the importance of studying coach exhaustion with respect to aspects that extend beyond the sports life.