Progressing measurement in mental toughness: a response to Clough, Earley, Perry and Crust

Gucciardi, Daniel F., Hanton, Sheldon and Mallett, Cliff J. (2013) Progressing measurement in mental toughness: a response to Clough, Earley, Perry and Crust. Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology, 2 3: 157-172. doi:10.1037/spy0000002

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Author Gucciardi, Daniel F.
Hanton, Sheldon
Mallett, Cliff J.
Title Progressing measurement in mental toughness: a response to Clough, Earley, Perry and Crust
Journal name Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 2157-3905
2157-3913
Publication date 2013-08-01
Year available 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1037/spy0000002
Volume 2
Issue 3
Start page 157
End page 172
Total pages 16
Place of publication Washington, United States
Publisher American Psychological Association
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Abstract The measurement of mental toughness, which has gained increased popularity among scholars in the past decade, is an area of research that has typically lacked a synergy between theory and method. In a psychometric examination of the Mental Toughness Questionnaire-48 (MTQ48; Clough, Earle, & Sewell, 2002), Gucciardi, Hanton, and Mallett (2012) proposed several issues that can arise when theory is disconnected from method commensurate with current best practice. Clough, Earle, Perry, and Crust (2012) offered a critical commentary of the authors’ work, citing both substantive (e.g., inadequate literature review) and methodological (e.g., inappropriate samples) issues that they argued limited its contribution to progressing mental toughness measurement. In this article, we respond to these claims by drawing from theory and research. Although these discussions center on the MTQ48, we believe many of the issues have relevance to scholars and practitioners interested in the measurement of psychological variables as they pertain to sport, exercise, and other performance or achievement contexts.
Keyword Confirmatory factor analysis
Construct validation
Exploratory structural equation modeling
Factorial validity
Scale development
Q-Index Code CX
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