The mediating role of mental toughness in sport

Nicholls, AR, Perry, JL, Jones, L, Sanctuary, C, Carson, Fraser and Clough, PJ 2015, The mediating role of mental toughness in sport, Journal of sports medicine and physical fitness, vol. 55, no. 7-8, pp. 824-834.

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Title The mediating role of mental toughness in sport
Author(s) Nicholls, AR
Perry, JL
Jones, L
Sanctuary, C
Carson, FraserORCID iD for Carson, Fraser
Clough, PJ
Journal name Journal of sports medicine and physical fitness
Volume number 55
Issue number 7-8
Start page 824
End page 834
Total pages 11
Publisher Edizioni Minerva Medica
Place of publication Italy
Publication date 2015-07-24
ISSN 1827-1928
Summary AIM: We conducted two studies that examined different models, which included mental toughness and psychological constructs that have been found to be related to this construct. METHODS: In Study 1, 531 athletes completed measures of mental toughness, resilience, and emotional intelligence. In Study 2, 522 athletes completed measures of mental toughness, sport motivation, and self-efficacy. RESULTS: There were positive paths between the constructs in the model, which were mediated by mental toughness in Study 1. Further, there was a positive path between mental toughness and self-efficacy, but negative paths with introjected regulation and amotivation in Study 2. CONCLUSION: This two study paper suggests that it might also be the presence of constructs such as resilience, emotional intelligence, motivation, and/or self-efficacy that enable mentally tough individuals to excel under stressful circumstances rather than just coping.
Language eng
Field of Research 110699 Human Movement and Sports Science not elsewhere classified
1106 Human Movement And Sports Science
0913 Mechanical Engineering
Socio Economic Objective 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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