The motivational antecedents of the development of mental toughness: a self-determination theory perspective

Mahoney, John, Ntoumanis, Nikos, Mallett, Clifford and Gucciardi, Daniel (2014) The motivational antecedents of the development of mental toughness: a self-determination theory perspective. International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 7 1: 184-197. doi:10.1080/1750984X.2014.925951


Author Mahoney, John
Ntoumanis, Nikos
Mallett, Clifford
Gucciardi, Daniel
Title The motivational antecedents of the development of mental toughness: a self-determination theory perspective
Journal name International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1750-984X
1750-9858
Publication date 2014-06-25
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/1750984X.2014.925951
Open Access Status
Volume 7
Issue 1
Start page 184
End page 197
Total pages 14
Place of publication Abingdon Oxon United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Abstract Mental toughness is a topic that has received growing attention in psychological literature over the past decade. Although some researchers have attempted to understand how mental toughness is developed, little effort has been made to integrate an understanding of mental toughness development with established psychological theory and research. The aim of our review is to demonstrate the utility of theory and research on motivation for understanding mental toughness and its development. In particular, we propose that self-determination theory provides a sound basis for understanding the motivational antecedents of mental toughness. To achieve our aim, we consider concepts that bridge mental toughness and self-determination theory literature, namely striving, surviving, and thriving. We conclude our review with suggestions for future lines of empirical enquiry that could be pursued to further test our propositions.
Keyword Basic psychological needs
Psychological need thwarting
Autonomy support
Controlling coaching
Athlete development
Concordance model
Australian football
Need satisfaction
Performance
Resilience
Sport
Persistence
Vitality
Behavior
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Official 2015 Collection
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