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Discovering mental toughness : a qualitative study of mental toughness in elite athletes

  title={Discovering mental toughness : a qualitative study of mental toughness in elite athletes},
  author={Simon C Middleton and Herbert W. Marsh and Andrew J. Martin and Garry E. Richards and Clark Perry},
What is mental toughness? This research draws on the experience of elite athletes and coaches to unearth a conceptualisation and definition of mental toughness. The interviews of 33 elite athletes and coaches (including 25 current or former elite athletes, of whom 15 had achieved an Olympic Gold Medal or World Champion status) were transcribed verbatim and analysed qualitatively to reveal underpinning components of mental toughness. Mental toughness is multi-dimensional and consists of twelve… Expand

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