Mental Toughness Questionnaire MTQ-48

The MTQ-48 assesses total MT and comprises four dimensions: challenge, commitment, confidence (subdivided into two components; interpersonal and own ability) and control (partitioned into two components; emotional and life). The MTQ-18 and MTQ-10 use items drawn directly from the MTQ-48.

Content

Domains
Self Awareness,
Self Management
Subdomain

Goal Directed Behavior, Confidence, Achievement, Risk 

Grades
11th Grade,
12th Grade,
Post secondary
Languages
English
Respondent
Student

Administration Information

Length
Not indicated
Administration
Computer

Access and Use

Price

Mental Toughness Starter Kit -$1243.22
-Includes 1 MTQ online user training, 2 MTQ48 practice assessments, 1 Mental Toughness development kit, 20 MTQ48 Assessments

Price per assessment depending on order size:
-5 or less-$58.59
-6 to 50-$51.04
-51-100-$45.15
-101-250-$39.26
-251-1000-$35.99

Contact

Author: Peter Clough at P.Clough@hud.ac.uk or p.clough@mmu.ac.uk

Open Access
No
Use in Research

Gerber, M., Kalak, N., Lemola, S., Clough, P. J., Pühse, U., Elliot, C., Holsboer-Trachsler, E., & Brand, S. (2012). Adolescents' exercise and physical activity are associated with mental toughness. Mental Health and Physical Activity5(1), 35-42. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mhpa.2012.02.004

Gerber, M., Kalak, N., Lemola, S., Clough, P. J., Perry, J. L., Pühse, U., Elliot, C., Holsboer-Trachsler, E., & Brand, S. (2013). Are adolescents with high mental toughness levels more resilient against stress? Stress and Health29(2), 164-171. https://doi.org/10.1002/smi.2447

Nicholls, A. R., Polman, R. C., Levy, A. R., & Backhouse, S. H. (2008). Mental toughness, optimism, pessimism, and coping among athletes. Personality and Individual Differences44(5), 1182-1192. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2007.11.011

Nicholls, A. R., Polman, R. C., Levy, A. R., & Backhouse, S. H. (2009). Mental toughness in sport: Achievement level, gender, age, experience, and sport type differences. Personality and Individual Differences47(1), 73-75. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2009.02.006

Psychometrics

Scoring
Computer scoring
Referencing
Criterion-referenced
Psychometric References

Gucciardi, D. F., Hanton, S., & Mallett, C. J. (2012). Progressing measurement in mental toughness: A case example of the Mental Toughness Questionnaire-48. Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology1(3), 194. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0027190

Perry, J. L., Clough, P. J., Crust, L., Earle, K., & Nicholls, A. R. (2013). Factorial validity of the Mental Toughness Questionnaire-48. Personality and Individual Differences54(5), 587-592.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2012.11.020

Item Type
Likert