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Development and Validation of a Military Training Mental Toughness Inventory

Arthur, C.A. and Fitzwater, J. and Hardy, L. and Beattie, S. and Bell, J. (2015) Development and Validation of a Military Training Mental Toughness Inventory. Military Psychology, 27 (4). pp. 232-241. DOI: 10.1037/mil0000074

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Abstract

Three studies were conducted in order to develop and validate a mental toughness instrument for use in military training environments. Study 1 (n = 435) focused on item generation and testing the structural integrity of the Military Training Mental Toughness Inventory (MTMTI). The measure assessed ability to maintain optimal performance under pressure from a range of different stressors experienced by recruits during infantry basic training. Study 2 (n = 104) examined the concurrent validity, predictive validity, and test-retest reliability of the measure. Study 3 (n = 106) confirmed the predictive validity of the measure with a sample of more specialized infantry recruits. Overall, the military training mental toughness inventory demonstrated sound psychometric properties and structural validity. Furthermore, it was found to possess good test-retest reliability, concurrent validity, and predicted performance in two different training contexts with two separate samples

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Research Publications
Departments: College of Health and Behavioural Sciences > School of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2015 03:50
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2015 02:46
ISSN: 0899-5605
Publisher's Statement: Publisher allows this work to be made available in this repository. Published by American Psychological Association with the following policy: Authors of articles published in APA journals may post a copy of the final manuscript, as accepted for publication, as a word processing file, on their personal website, their employer's server, or in their institution's repository after it is accepted for publication.
URI: http://e.bangor.ac.uk/id/eprint/3574
Identification Number: DOI: 10.1037/mil0000074
Publisher: American Psychological Association
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