The development of mental toughness in adolescents: utilising established theories

@inproceedings{Mahoney2015TheDO,
  title={The development of mental toughness in adolescents: utilising established theories},
  author={John William Mahoney},
  year={2015}
}
This thesis explored and evaluated the appropriateness of established psychological theories for understanding mental toughness development in adolescents. Initially, adolescent performers’ perspectives about mental toughness development were grounding in Bronfenbrenner’s (2001) bioecological model. Subsequently, self-determination theory (SDT, Deci & Ryan, 1985b, 2000) was considered. This theory was selected because of its consistencies with the bioecological model and initial findings, as… Expand
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