1st Edition

Developing Mental Toughness in Young People
Approaches to Achievement, Well-being, Employability, and Positive Behaviour

ISBN 9781782200055
Published August 7, 2014 by Routledge
304 Pages

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Book Description

This book provides more clarity into what mental toughness means and to measure its impact when children and young people are taught how to acquire it not as a "chalk and talk" didactic exercise but experientially.

Table of Contents

Foreword -- Introduction -- Background -- What is mental toughness? -- The four C’s model -- Mental toughness: its relevance to teaching -- Research using the MTQ48 -- Assessing mental toughness—MTQ48 -- MTQ48 report types and handling feedback -- Mental toughness—its links to current thinking -- Applied Perspectives -- Evaluation and Return On Investment (ROI) -- Developing mental toughness in young people: coaching as an applied positive psychology -- Social mobility and managing shift -- Employability and young people -- Practical applications: young people, teachers, and school leaders -- Parents’ role in developing young people -- Applied Case Studies and Research Case Studies -- Mental toughness in secondary schools -- Mental toughness in Higher Education -- Boosting career decision making and employability through mental toughness -- Sex gender identity and mental toughness -- Sport and its role in developing young people -- Performance, behaviour, and career aspirations of students in secondary education—mental toughness case study -- Developing Mental Toughness -- Can mental toughness be developed in young people? -- Positive thinking -- Anxiety and anxiety control -- Goal setting -- Attentional control -- Mindfulness for young people

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