Mental Toughness in Relation with Mental Health of Sports Persons
American Journal of Sports Science
Volume 5, Issue 5, September 2017, Pages: 31-34
Received: Oct. 31, 2016; Accepted: Jan. 10, 2017; Published: Oct. 16, 2017
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Nalini Malhotra, Department of Psychology, Punjabi University, Patiala, Punjab, India
Rupleen Kaur, Department of Psychology, Punjabi University, Patiala, Punjab, India
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The aim of the present study was to investigate the relationship between mental toughness and mental health viz; depression, anxiety and stress among sports persons. Participants were 80 athletes (Male = 40; Female = 40) within the age range of 17 to 21 years. Data were collected using Mental toughness questionnaire (MTQ-48) – Peter Clough, (2002) and Depression, Anxiety, Stress Scale (DASS-21) – Lovibond & Lovibond (1995). Results revealed that there existed significant negative relationship of mental toughness with depression and anxiety but not with stress of sports persons. The implications for the present study were discussed.
Mental Toughness, Mental Health, Sports
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Nalini Malhotra, Rupleen Kaur, Mental Toughness in Relation with Mental Health of Sports Persons, American Journal of Sports Science. Vol. 5, No. 5, 2017, pp. 31-34. doi: 10.11648/j.ajss.20170505.12
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