"Mental Toughness is a quality which determines, in some part, how effectively individuals perform when exposed to stressors, pressure and challenge .... irrespective of the prevailing situation" - (AQR Ltd)
Published research provided by AQR Ltd and case studies form around the world show that Mental Toughness is a major factor in:
- Performance – explaining up to 25% of the variation in performance in individuals
- Positive Behaviour – more engaged, more positive, more “can do”
- Wellbeing – more contentment, better stress management , less prone to difficulties
- Aspirations - more ambitious, prepared to manage more risk
Can we assess Mental Toughness? Yes
We are able to assess mental toughness through a unique 48 item high quality psychometric measure - MTQ48. It is normative which enables users to assess mental toughness before and after an event such as a training & development or coaching programme.
Can we develop Mental Toughness? Yes
We can either help someone change their mental toughness or we can show someone how to adopt the behaviours that a mentally tough person would adopt. Either way many of the benefits of developing mental toughness can be achieved.