AffiliationAQR Limited; University of Huddersfield; University of Chester; Mary Immaculate College
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AbstractSince the turn of the 21st Century, Mental Toughness has been defined in a variety of ways (e.g. Clough, Earle & Sewell, 2002; Coulter, Mallett & Gucciardi, 2010; Fourie & Potgieter, 2001; Golby & Sheard, 2006; Gucciardi, Gordon & Dimmock, 2008; Jones, Hanton & Connaughton, 2007). Although they differ in many respects, the conceptualisation share a number of similarities. For example, self-belief is at the core of most definitions, motivation is central to most as is persistence in achieving and the ability to deal with setbacks. As such, Mental Toughness is an umbrella term that entails positive psychological resources, which are crucial across a wide range of achievement contexts and in the domain of mental health. Clough and Strycharczyk (2015: 33) suggest that: Mental Toughness is a narrow plastic personality trait which explains in large part how individuals respond differently to the same or similar stressors, pressures, opportunities and challenges… irrespective of prevailing circumstances.
CitationStrycharczyk, D., Clough, P., Wall, T., and Perry, J. (2019) Mental Toughness. In: Leal Filho W., Wall T., Azeiteiro U., Azul A., Brandli L., Özuyar P. (eds) Good Health and Well-Being. Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Springer.
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