The development and maintenance of mental toughness: perceptions of elite performers.

@article{Connaughton2008TheDA,
  title={The development and maintenance of mental toughness: perceptions of elite performers.},
  author={Declan Connaughton and Ross Wadey and Sheldon Hanton and Graham Jones},
  journal={Journal of sports sciences},
  year={2008},
  volume={26 1},
  pages={83-95}
}
Seven participants from a previous study (Jones, Hanton, & Connaughton, 2002) agreed to be interviewed about the development of mental toughness. We also aimed to determine whether mental toughness requires maintenance. Semistructured interviews were conducted to elicit the participants' perceptions of how mental toughness is cultivated and retained. Findings indicated that the development of mental toughness is a long-term process that encompasses a multitude of underlying mechanisms that… CONTINUE READING
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