|（1.School of Physical Education，South China Normal University，Guangzhou 510006，China；2.Department of Physical Education，Guangdong University of Foreign Studies，Guangzhou 510240，China)
Abstract: The authors probed into the relationships between and predicting functions of career stress, career commit-ment and career burnout of competitive sports coaches, strived to contribute somewhat to the career burnout occurrence mechanism, and gained an insight into the current situation and demographic characteristics of career burnout of the coaches, so as to care about the coaches’ physical and mental health, to ensure that they work healthily and live happily, and to provide reference for their career development. By means of scale test and mathematical statistics, the authors carried out a scale test on 352 coaches of all kinds at all levels, and drew the following conclusions: the overall degree of career burnout of the coaches is not high, only their knowledge exhaustion dimension reaches a relatively high de-gree; the coaches have good career commitments; their career stress has just entered into a high stress level, their task stress is the highest. The coaches’ career burnout has a correlative relationship mostly with career stress and various dimensions of career commitment. The coaches’ career stress has a high positive predicting function on career burnout; the emotion dimension of career burnout has a low predicting function on various dimensions of career burnout; emo-tion commitment is an essential factor that affects career burnout comprehensively.
Key words: sports psychology；career burnout；career stress；career commitment；competitive sports coach