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ERIC Number: EJ1125675
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Feb
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0033-3085
Understanding and Supporting Adolescents' Mental Toughness in an Education Context
McGeown, Sarah; Putwain, Dave; St. Clair-Thompson, Helen; Clough, Peter
Psychology in the Schools, v54 n2 p196-209 Feb 2017
This study sought to explore the concept of mental toughness (comprising the attributes challenge, commitment, control, and confidence) from the perceptions of adolescents, to better understand their views on these attributes and the extent to which each were regarded as important within an educational setting. In total, 54 adolescents (31 female) aged 12-17 participated. Focus group interviews (n = 15, average group size 3-4) were conducted, audio-recorded, and transcribed verbatim. Data were analyzed using the principles of abbreviated grounded theory. The students' views are discussed with reference to relevant psychological theory and literature and implications for teachers interested in encouraging these positive psychological attributes among adolescents are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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