Mental Toughness Scale for Adolescents (MTS-A)

This group-administered 18-item scale was developed to measure the attributes of commitment, challenge, control (life), control (emotions), confidence (abilities), and confidence (interpersonal), with three items tapping into each construct. The questionnaire was developed to be relatively short (18 items), and only include items that were developmentally appropriate for adolescents, and relevant both within and out with an education context.

Content

Topics
Outcome Orientation
Skills
Mental Toughness
Subskills

Challenge, Confidence, Self/Inhibitory Control, Commitment

Grades
7th Grade,
8th Grade,
9th Grade,
10th Grade,
11th Grade,
12th Grade,
Post secondary
Languages
English

Administration Information

Length
10 minutes
Price

Not indicated

Training
Not indicated
Qualifications
The MTS-A was developed to be of use by researchers and practitioners interested in studying mental toughness within adolescent populations
Administration
Group,
Paper

Access and Use

Contact

Corresponding Author: David W. Putwain
Professor, Liverpool Moores University
d.w.putwain@ljmu.ac.uk

Open Access
No
Peer-Reviewed Study Citations

Sağkal, A. S., & Özdemir, Y. (2019). Strength-based parenting and adolescents’ psychological outcomes: The role of mental toughness. Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 29(2), 177–189. doi: 10.1017/jgc.2019.2. https://www.cambridge.org/core/services/aop-cambridge-core/content/view…

Psychometrics

Scoring
Manual scoring