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Towards an Understanding of Mental Toughness in Australian Football
A personal construct psychology (PCP; Kelly, 1955/1991) framework was employed in an attempt to reveal a holistic understanding of mental toughness in the context of Australian Football. Eleven maleExpand
Evaluation of a Mental Toughness Training Program for Youth-Aged Australian Footballers: I. A Quantitative Analysis
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of two different psychological skills training (PST) packages in enhancing mental toughness among three youth-aged (under 15 years old)Expand
Coping with retirement from sport: The influence of athletic identity
Abstract Competitive athletes are confronted with a number of adjustments during the career ambition process. In the present study, 48 former elite-level athletes sup plied information about theirExpand
The concept of mental toughness: tests of dimensionality, nomological network, and traitness.
The results of these studies revealed that mental toughness may be best conceptualized as a unidimensional rather than a multidimensional concept; plays an important role in performance, goal progress, and thriving despite stress; and can vary and have enduring properties across situations and time. Expand
Advancing mental toughness research and theory using personal construct psychology
This review is designed to advance current conceptualizations of mental toughness in sport as well as identify avenues for future research by offering a fresh perspective using Kelly's (1955/1991)Expand
Understanding the coach's role in the development of mental toughness: Perspectives of elite Australian football coaches
A grounded theory in which five categories enable coaches to nurture a “generalized form” of mental toughness acquired during one's formative years into a ‘sport-specific form’ pertinent to Australian football is presented. Expand
Retirement from sport and the loss of athletic identity
Abstract The purpose of this study was to examine how a sample of elite athletes coped with distressful reactions to retirement from sport. As part of a larger research project, 15 former eliteExpand
The physiotherapy experience in private practice: the patients' perspective.
It is suggested physiotherapists should actively seek to involve patients in their management and benefit from further training in communication skills to ensure that they can successfully adopt a patient-centred approach and to optimise the physiotherapist-patient interaction in private practice physiotherapy. Expand