Evaluation of a Mental Toughness Training Program for Youth-Aged Australian Footballers: II. A Qualitative Analysis

@article{Gucciardi2009EvaluationOA,
  title={Evaluation of a Mental Toughness Training Program for Youth-Aged Australian Footballers: II. A Qualitative Analysis},
  author={Daniel F. Gucciardi and Sandy Gordon and James A. Dimmock},
  journal={Journal of Applied Sport Psychology},
  year={2009},
  volume={21},
  pages={324 - 339}
}
The general purpose of this study was to follow-up on quantitative data regarding the effectiveness of two different types of multimodal programs in enhancing mental toughness among youth-aged Australian footballers (Gucciardi, Gordon, & Dimmock, 2009a). Specifically, we aimed to enhance the interpretability and meaningfulness of the quantitative data by eliciting key stakeholders’ (athletes’, parents’, and coaches’) perspectives on the goals, procedures, and results of the mental toughness… Expand
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