Mental toughness in soccer: A behavioral analysis

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Gregory Michael Diment

In the past decade mental toughness has been discussed as a significant factor in performance in elite sport. Few studies have explored mental toughness from a behavioral perspective, and no comprehensive lists of mental toughness behaviors have been developed. The aim of the study was to produce a systematic observation checklist of mental toughness behavior in professional soccer. Consistent with existing studies, the results created a systematic observation instrument containing 15 mental toughness behaviors. Practical implications include goal-setting, game analysis and self-modeling interventions where the created checklist could be a practical tool for both coaches and sport psychologists.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftJournal of Sport Behavior
Vol/bind37
Udgave nummer4
Sider (fra-til)317-332
Antal sider16
ISSN0162-7341
StatusUdgivet - 2014

Bibliografisk note

CURIS 2014 NEXS 081

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