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Development of a Conceptual Model of Occupational Stress for Athletic Directors in Sport Contexts

Authors
  • lee;, ye hoon
Publication Date
Jan 04, 2022
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DOI: 10.3390/ijerph19010516
OAI: oai:mdpi.com:/1660-4601/19/1/516/
Source
MDPI
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Language
English
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Green
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Abstract

Previous studies have reported that occupational stress is a determinant risk factor for both chronic diseases and job performance among organizational leaders. Every occupation has its own culture and occupational climate influencing organizations within the industries. Thus, due to the idiosyncratic features inherent in sports, athletic directors may experience different occupational stressors. To date, there has been no comprehensive review of the occupational stress in athletic director contexts. Thus, based on the literature on both occupational stress and sport leadership, this study proposes a conceptual framework of occupational stress in sport leadership. The model identifies the five higher-order themes of occupational stressors and their associations with the first-level outcomes of individuals and the second-level outcomes of organizations. It also includes the two higher-order moderators of personal and organizational factors. It is hoped that this initiative can invoke interest in this topic to provide health-enhancing environments for athletic directors and quality sport services to society.

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