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Factorial validity of the mental toughness questionnaire-48

Perry, John L. and Clough, Peter J. and Crust, Lee and Earle, Keith and Nicholls, Adam (2012) Factorial validity of the mental toughness questionnaire-48. In: Back to the Future: Reflections and Implications Following the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games: BPS North East and North West of England Conference 2012, November 16th 2012, Manchester.

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Abstract

Several studies of late have discussed the validity of the Mental Toughness Questionnaire-48 (Clough, Earle, & Sewell, 2002). The purpose of this study was to assess the factorial validity of the MTQ48 using a large sample from the workplace, sport and students. In total, 8206 participants (male n = 4019, female n = 3922, unspecified = 266) aged between 16 and 68 years (M = 37.00, SD = 12.09) completed the MTQ48. Model fit was assessed using the robust maximum likelihood estimator in confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) and exploratory structural equation modeling (ESEM). Overall, our results support the factorial validity of the MTQ48 (CFA: CFI = .85, TLI = .85, SRMR = .05, RMSEA = .05, ESEM: CFI = .94, TLI = .92, SRMR = .02, RMSEA = .03) and indicate that the MTQ48 is a robust psychometric measure of mental toughness. Along with previous data that supports the internal validity of the MTQ48 in addition to results of this study, it would appear that the MTQ48 is an acceptable method of assessing mental toughness.

Additional Information:Several studies of late have discussed the validity of the Mental Toughness Questionnaire-48 (Clough, Earle, & Sewell, 2002). The purpose of this study was to assess the factorial validity of the MTQ48 using a large sample from the workplace, sport and students. In total, 8206 participants (male n = 4019, female n = 3922, unspecified = 266) aged between 16 and 68 years (M = 37.00, SD = 12.09) completed the MTQ48. Model fit was assessed using the robust maximum likelihood estimator in confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) and exploratory structural equation modeling (ESEM). Overall, our results support the factorial validity of the MTQ48 (CFA: CFI = .85, TLI = .85, SRMR = .05, RMSEA = .05, ESEM: CFI = .94, TLI = .92, SRMR = .02, RMSEA = .03) and indicate that the MTQ48 is a robust psychometric measure of mental toughness. Along with previous data that supports the internal validity of the MTQ48 in addition to results of this study, it would appear that the MTQ48 is an acceptable method of assessing mental toughness.
Keywords:Mental Toughness, Questionnaires, Psychometrics
Subjects:C Biological Sciences > C800 Psychology
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Sport and Exercise Science
ID Code:6891
Deposited On:23 Nov 2012 11:30

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