Defining and Understanding Mental Toughness within Soccer

  title={Defining and Understanding Mental Toughness within Soccer},
  author={Richard C. Thelwell and Neil J. V. Weston and Iain A. Greenlees},
  journal={Journal of Applied Sport Psychology},
  pages={326 - 332}
Despite the widespread use of the term “mental toughness” by performers, coaches and sport psychology consultant’s alike, it is only recently that researchers (e.g., Jones, Hanton, & Connaughton, 2002) have attempted to provide some conceptual clarity to reduce the confusion surrounding the understanding and operationalization of the concept. As reported by Jones et al. (2002), mental toughness has been construed to represent a variety of positive responses to situations which have included the… Expand
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