A behavioural approach to mental toughness development in Australian football

David Robert Anthony

    Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

    Abstract

    The aim of this thesis was to extend the empirical evidence in the area of mental toughness development and intervention programs, specifically in an Australian football environment, with a focus on behavioural dimensions. I explored observable mentally tough behaviours (MTb) from the perspective of experienced informants and athletes across training, competition, and development contexts, identified a means by which to assess these MTb, and evaluated the association between MTb and performance. I then tested the effectiveness of a season long coach education program using a novel approach to enhancing sporting performance through the utility of an established behavioural coaching model.
    LanguageEnglish
    QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
    Awarding Institution
    • The University of Western Australia
    Award date21 Mar 2017
    StateUnpublished - 2017

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