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A RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN MENTAL TOUGHNESS AND SPORT-RELATED MORALITY

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2011
Summary:
Numerous studies have demonstrated that mental toughness, as one of the critical factors for elite performance in sport, is positively associated with psychological characteristics such as optimism and coping skills; however, its relationship with sport-related morality is unknown. The present study aimed to examine this relationship, as well as the roles of mental toughness in elucidating how various psychological constructs predict aggressive behaviors. Results from 130 participants who had experiences in competitive sports during high school and college indicated that, overall, mental toughness was negatively correlated with acceptance of cheating behaviors, anger, and aggressiveness in sporting competition. Furthermore, confidence, as one dimension of mental toughness, was found to strengthen the relationship between acceptance of gamesmanship behaviors and aggressiveness, suggesting a moderating effect. Implications for training young athletes and recommendations for future studies were provided.
Title: A RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN MENTAL TOUGHNESS AND SPORT-RELATED MORALITY.
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Name(s): Ngamake, Sakkaphat Thaveesri, Author
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2011
Publisher: University of West Florida
Language(s): English
Summary: Numerous studies have demonstrated that mental toughness, as one of the critical factors for elite performance in sport, is positively associated with psychological characteristics such as optimism and coping skills; however, its relationship with sport-related morality is unknown. The present study aimed to examine this relationship, as well as the roles of mental toughness in elucidating how various psychological constructs predict aggressive behaviors. Results from 130 participants who had experiences in competitive sports during high school and college indicated that, overall, mental toughness was negatively correlated with acceptance of cheating behaviors, anger, and aggressiveness in sporting competition. Furthermore, confidence, as one dimension of mental toughness, was found to strengthen the relationship between acceptance of gamesmanship behaviors and aggressiveness, suggesting a moderating effect. Implications for training young athletes and recommendations for future studies were provided.
Identifier: WFE0000292 (IID), uwf:60968 (fedora)
Note(s): 2011-12-01
M.A.
Department of Psychological and Behavioral Sciences
Masters
Subject(s): Mental toughness, aggression, morality, attitudes, goal orientation
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