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A framework of mental toughness in the world's best performers.
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The development and maintenance of mental toughness: Perceptions of elite performers
It was reported that once mental toughness had been developed, three perceived underlying mechanisms were required to maintain this construct: a desire and motivation to succeed that was insatiable and internalized, a support network that included sporting and non-sporting personnel, and effective use of basic and advanced psychological skills. Expand
The Development and Maintenance of Mental Toughness in the World’s Best Performers
Eleven superelite participants (7 performers, 2 coaches and 2 sport psychologists) were interviewed regarding the development and maintenance of mental toughness. Findings revealed that this processExpand
Perceived Control of Anxiety and its Relationship to Self-Confidence and Performance
Examination of performers' retrospective explanations of the relationship between anxiety symptoms, self-confidence, and performance revealed how cognitive and somatic information was processed, what strategies were adopted, and how this series of events related to performance. Expand
Modification of the Volunteer Functions Inventory for application in youth sports
The purpose of this study was to modify the Volunteer Functions Inventory (VFI) to be specifically applicable to assess volunteer motivation in youth sport settings. Based on a comprehensive reviewExpand
Debilitative interpretations of competitive anxiety: A qualitative examination of elite performers
Abstract Research has not accounted for a small but significant proportion of elite performers who consistently report debilitative interpretations of competitive anxiety-related symptoms. InterviewsExpand
An examination of mental toughness in competitive sport
This thesis provided an in-depth examination of mental toughness in sports performers, and comprised three studies, of which Study 3 contained two parts. The aim of the thesis was to: define mentalExpand