Mental toughness and moods as predictors of academic success

Stock, Rosemary, Hunt, Frances, Cachia, Moira, Lynam, Siobhan, Usher, Lee and Fern Pollak, Liory (2016) Mental toughness and moods as predictors of academic success. In: Higher Education Academy STEM Conference 2017, 1 - 2 Feb 2017, Manchester Conference Centre. (In Press)

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This paper presents results from a survey examining the relationship between mental toughness and academic success, as measured by grade, in undergraduate students. One of the subscales of Mental Toughness (MT), Control of Life, significantly predicts grades for both male and female students, while other subscales reveal gender differences in the importance of the MT construct within this context.

The aim in presenting these results at the HEA STEM conference is to open up the debate about Mental Toughness and Control of Life, and to invite discussion of possible interventions to improve students’ Control of Life, and therefore their grades.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Academic Success Mental toughness Challenge Control Commitment Confidence Gender differences Emotion Student Engagement
Subjects: Education
Education > Higher education
Education > Teaching and learning
Depositing User: Moira Cachia
Date Deposited: 21 Nov 2016 13:46
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2016 14:58


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