What is Mental Toughness?
Prior studies of mental toughness have defined it as:
"the ability to cope with or handle pressure, stress, and
adversity; an ability to overcome or rebound from failures;
an ability to persist or a refusal to quit; insensitivity or
resilience; and the possession of superior mental skills."
"Mentally tough athletes respond in varying ways which
enable them to remain feeling relaxed, calm, and
energized because they have learned to develop two
The ability to increase their flow of positive energy in crisis and
To think in specific ways so that they have the right attitudes
regarding problems, pressures, mistakes and competition."
Jones, Hanton, & Connaughton. (2002), p. 205