Developing an Academic Mental Toughness Scale: Initial Findings and Questions

Applied Cognitive Science and Human Factors Forum

Lisa Konig
Undergraduate, Cognitive and Learning Science
Michigan Tech

Mental toughness (MT) has been a construct used to predict the performance of elite athletes. Several factors of MT (e.g., self-belief, determination) are similar to factors used to predict success in academics (e.g., self-efficacy, persistence). This work investigates the preliminary findings regarding the modification of two athletic mental toughness scales to the academic domain: the Psychological Performance Inventory-A (PPI-A) and the Sports Mental Toughness Questionnaire (SMTQ). A sample of 190 undergraduate students at Michigan Tech was used to determine the validity of the original factors within the academic environment. A discussion of the initial predictions of this model will be presented.

Monday, March 20, 2017 at 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Harold Meese Center, 109
1400 Townsend Drive, Houghton, MI 49931

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Academics, Lectures/Seminars

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General Public

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College of Sciences and Arts, Chemistry


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Department of Chemistry


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