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Author Clough, Peter.

Title Developing Mental Toughness : Improving Performance, Wellbeing and Positive Behaviour in Others.

Imprint London : Kogan Page, 2012.


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Contents Developing Mental Toughness; Contents; Praise for Developing Mental Toughness; About the Contributors; Editors and key authors; About the contributors; Acknowledgements; Chapter 1: Introduction to the concept of MT; The 4 Cs model; 1. Read, read and read some more; 2. Create; 3. Test and develop; 4. Evaluate; 1 and 2. Does mental toughness exist and can it be measured?; 3. Is it useful?; 4. Can mental toughness be developed?; Four fallacies about MT; Fallacy 1: Implicit in the model is the suggestion that everyone should be mentally tough.
Fallacy 2: We are only interested in success at work or in sportsFallacy 3: Mental toughness is a macho, male-dominated concept; Fallacy 4: Mentally tough people are uncaring and individualistic; Defining and describing mental toughness; The beginnings; Chapter 2: The importance of stress; Research strands; Situational moderators of stress; Stress and performance; Drive Theory; Inverted-U Theory; Catastrophe Theory; Individualized Zones of Optimal Functioning (IZOF); Flow Theory; Individual moderators of the stress process.
An applied perspective on mental toughness, stress management and peak performanceThe AQR stress model; Principles of peak performance; Why does your performance vary?; Chapter 3: A brief history of mental toughness; Constructs relating to mental toughness; What is mental toughness?; Resilience; Hardiness; Physiological toughness; Mental toughness itself; The beginnings of mental toughness research; The qualitative approach; The psychometric approach; The development of the MTQ48 and the 4 Cs model; Chapter 4: Developing the model and the MTQ48; Preliminary field research.
Development of the four-factor modelPreliminary scale development; Reliability; Validity; An example of construct validation; Task and measures; Summary; Chapter 5: Mental toughness and the MTQ48; MTQ48 report types; The standard version; Development report; Assessment report; Coaching report; Distance travelled report; Organization development report; The young person's version; The future; Chapter 6: Control; Control -- defined and applied; Emotional control; Life control; Key psychological perspectives related to control; A look at learned helplessness; The impact of failure on performance.
A case studyFeedback tasks; Task 1; Task 2; Planning task; The results; The power of attributions; What of luck?; Emotional control; Chapter 7: Commitment; Commitment -- defined and applied; The psychological context; Procrastination; The trait of conscientiousness; Goal setting; Sticking to a boring task; A case study; What was done; Results; And the conclusion; Chapter 8: Challenge; Challenge -- defined and applied; The psychological context of challenge; Achievement orientation; McClelland's learnt needs theory (1962); Fear of failure; What of competitiveness?; Mental toughness and risk.
Summary Mental Toughness is about how effectively individuals respond to stress, pressure and challenge. This ground-breaking book explains the concept of mental toughness, clearly and effectively. Tracing its development from sports psychology into organizational development, health and education;it is the first book to look at mental toughness and its application at the organizational level. Written for anyone coaching individuals and teams for improved performance, Developing Mental Toughness contains practical guidance on delivering techniques which will radically improve people's abilities not jus.
Note Print version record.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Subject Toughness (Personality trait)
Performance -- Psychological aspects.
Mental discipline.
PSYCHOLOGY -- Personality.
Mental discipline. (OCoLC)fst01016325
Performance -- Psychological aspects. (OCoLC)fst01057839
Toughness (Personality trait) (OCoLC)fst01153107
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic book.
Added Author Strycharczyk, Doug.
Other Form: Print version: Clough, Peter. Developing Mental Toughness : Improving Performance, Wellbeing and Positive Behaviour in Others. London : Kogan Page, 2012 9780749463779
ISBN 9780749463786 (electronic bk.)
0749463783 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000050324794
AU@ 000053278357
CHNEW 000706498
DEBBG BV040901008
DEBSZ 378281798
DEBSZ 381370380
DEBSZ 397225822
DEBSZ 431086117
NZ1 14698991

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