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.
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
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