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ERIC Number: EJ1167758
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Mar
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0734-2829
The Development and Validation of a Mental Toughness Scale for Adolescents
McGeown, Sarah; St. Clair-Thompson, Helen; Putwain, David W.
Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, v36 n2 p148-161 Mar 2018
The present study examined the validity of a newly developed instrument, the Mental Toughness Scale for Adolescents, which examines the attributes of challenge, commitment, confidence (abilities and interpersonal), and control (life and emotion). The six-factor model was supported using exploratory factor analysis (n = 373) and confirmatory factor analysis (n = 372). In addition, the mental toughness attributes correlated with adolescents' academic motivation and engagement (n = 439), well-being (depression and anxiety; n = 279), and test anxiety (n = 279), indicating relations with a number of affective, cognitive, and behavioral dispositions, and demonstrating relevance in education and potentially mental health contexts.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Scotland); United Kingdom (England)
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