Mental toughness and attributions of failure in high performing male and female swimmers

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/621660
Title:
Mental toughness and attributions of failure in high performing male and female swimmers
Authors:
Meggs, J. (Jennifer); Chen, M. A. (Mark)
Affiliation:
Teesside University, Social Sciences, Humanities & Law research.
Citation:
Meggs, J., & Chen, M.A. (2018) Mental toughness and attributions of failure in high performing male and female swimmers. Journal of Human Sport and Exercise; Accepted for publication 18/01/2018
Publisher:
Universidad de Alicante, Facultad de Educación
Journal:
Journal of Human Sport and Exercise
Issue Date:
14-Feb-2018
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/621660
Abstract:
This study examined the relationship between mental toughness and failure attributions in high level swimmers. Participants were 80, (Mage=21.64, S.D: 4.96 years) regional and national level swimmers who were currently competing. Participants were asked to recall a perceived failure in the previous four weeks, fill in the controllability, stability, globality and universality attribution measure (CSGU) and eight weeks later complete the mental toughness questionnaire-48 (MTQ48). Multiple regression analysis found a significant effect of mental toughness and stability on controllability (∆R2 = 0.042, p = 0.021) when the generalizability dimensions were added to the model. Separate multiple regression analysis for both genders, revealed that males mental toughness and stability predicted controllability (∆R2 = 0.200, p = 0.029) compared to females mental toughness and universality (∆R2 = 0.080, p = 0.027) predicting controllability. In conclusion the present study found evidence for mental toughness predicting controllability attributions following competitive failure for a group of high level male and female swimmers. Gender differences were found in how the generalizability attributions predicting controllability. Findings are discussed in terms of mental toughness and the generalizability dimensions predicting controllability attributions in response to competitive failure and suggestions to examine the relationship further.
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
attributions; swimming; gender differences; failure; mental toughness
ISSN:
1988-5202
Rights:
Author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/issn/1988-5202/ [Accessed: 14/02/2018]

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dc.contributor.authorMeggs, J. (Jennifer)en
dc.contributor.authorChen, M. A. (Mark)en
dc.date.accessioned2018-02-14T14:32:33Z-
dc.date.available2018-02-14T14:32:33Z-
dc.date.issued2018-02-14-
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Human Sport and Exercise; Accepted for publication 18/01/2018en
dc.identifier.issn1988-5202-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/621660-
dc.description.abstractThis study examined the relationship between mental toughness and failure attributions in high level swimmers. Participants were 80, (Mage=21.64, S.D: 4.96 years) regional and national level swimmers who were currently competing. Participants were asked to recall a perceived failure in the previous four weeks, fill in the controllability, stability, globality and universality attribution measure (CSGU) and eight weeks later complete the mental toughness questionnaire-48 (MTQ48). Multiple regression analysis found a significant effect of mental toughness and stability on controllability (∆R2 = 0.042, p = 0.021) when the generalizability dimensions were added to the model. Separate multiple regression analysis for both genders, revealed that males mental toughness and stability predicted controllability (∆R2 = 0.200, p = 0.029) compared to females mental toughness and universality (∆R2 = 0.080, p = 0.027) predicting controllability. In conclusion the present study found evidence for mental toughness predicting controllability attributions following competitive failure for a group of high level male and female swimmers. Gender differences were found in how the generalizability attributions predicting controllability. Findings are discussed in terms of mental toughness and the generalizability dimensions predicting controllability attributions in response to competitive failure and suggestions to examine the relationship further.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherUniversidad de Alicante, Facultad de Educaciónen
dc.rightsAuthor can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/issn/1988-5202/ [Accessed: 14/02/2018]en
dc.subjectattributionsen
dc.subjectswimmingen
dc.subjectgender differencesen
dc.subjectfailureen
dc.subjectmental toughnessen
dc.titleMental toughness and attributions of failure in high performing male and female swimmersen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentTeesside University, Social Sciences, Humanities & Law research.en
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Human Sport and Exerciseen
or.citation.harvardMeggs, J., & Chen, M.A. (2018) Mental toughness and attributions of failure in high performing male and female swimmers. Journal of Human Sport and Exercise; Accepted for publication 18/01/2018en
dc.eprint.versionPost-printen
dc.embargoNoneen
dc.date.accepted2018-01-18-
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