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Adolescence, Imagery, Mental Toughness, MTQ48, SIQ-C, Youth Sport
This study examined the relationship between young athletes’ imagery use and mental toughness. Participants (N = 76) included both male (n = 28) and female (n = 48) athletes (Mage = 12.49, SD = 1.06). They completed two questionnaires; one measuring the cognitive and motivational functions of imagery, and the other assessing the 4C’s of mental toughness. A series of hierarchical multiple regressions revealed that imagery use significantly predicted all 4C’s of mental toughness (Challenge, Commitment, Control, Confidence). Specifically, the motivational general-mastery function of imagery emerged as the strongest individual predictor of all 4C’s and cognitive general imagery emerged as a significant predictor for Challenge and Confidence. Developmental considerations and applied recommendations are discussed.
Geikie, Tyler Logan, "The Relationship between Young Athletes' Imagery Use and Mental Toughness" (2016). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 5730.