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Psychometrics in Coaching, 2nd Edition by Jonathan Passmore

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Developing resilience through coaching: MTQ48

DR PETER CLOUGH, DR KEITH EARLE and DOUG STRYCHARCZYK

Introduction

This chapter focuses on the concept of mental toughness and the work carried out at the University of Hull in developing the Mental Toughness Questionnaire (MTQ). Mental toughness is widely referred to but until now has been a rather vague concept. A user-friendly model has been developed which, in conjunction with the construction of a reliable and valid scale, has enabled coaches to both assess mental toughness and offer developmental advice. The model identifies four important elements of mental toughness: challenge, control, commitment and confidence. These core dimensions are described in detail and their use as part of a ...

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