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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: A cognitive-behavioural analysis of mental toughness in national rugby league football teams
Author(s): Golby, Jim
Sheard, Michael
Lavallee, David
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Issue Date: Apr-2003
Date Deposited: 11-Nov-2015
Citation: Golby J, Sheard M & Lavallee D (2003) A cognitive-behavioural analysis of mental toughness in national rugby league football teams. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 96 (2), pp. 455-462.
Abstract: This study examined the relations between demographic characteristics of rugby players and selected aspects of psychological performance in rugby league football. Mental toughness was assessed using Psychological Performance Inventory and Hardiness on the Personal Views Survey III-R. Participants (N=70) were international rugby league footballers representing four teams (Wales, France, Ireland, England) in the 2000 Rugby League World Cup. Participants completed the questionnaires in training camp. Welsh-nationality players had a significantly higher mean score on two of the hardiness subscales. Hardiness measures displayed the greatest and most frequently statistically significant differences. The findings concur with previous work indicating superior hardiness is related to improved performance in sports.
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