SHS Web Conf.
Volume 119, 20213rd International Conference on Quantitative and Qualitative Methods for Social Sciences (QQR’21)
|Number of page(s)||11|
|Section||Empirical Studies: Quantitative and Qualitative|
|Published online||24 August 2021|
Validation of the Mental Toughness Measure of Athletes and Non-athletes with the Structural Equation Model
1 High Institute of Sport and Physical Education of Ksar Saïd, University of Manouba, Manouba, Tunisia.
2 Research group on evaluation and development of physical activity and health skills (GRÉDCAPS)’ Sudbury ( Ontario), Canada.
3 Research Laboratory “Sports Performance Optimization” National Center of Medicine and Science in Sports (CNMSS), Tunis, Tunisia.
4 School of Kinesiology and Health Sciences, Laurentian University, Sudbury (Ontario) Canada.
5 Clinical Psychology Laboratory Intersubjectivity and Culture.
6 Research Unit « Sport performance & health ».
7 Exercise Physiology and Physiopathology: from Integrated to Molecular «Biology, Medicine and Health» (Code: LR19ES09).
* Corresponding author: issameddinebenchelbi@ISSEPKS.u-manouba.tn
The use of structural equation models (SEM) in scientific research perform a promising methodological and empirical direction to validate the measurement of psychological constructs. The aim of this paper is to validate the measurement of mental toughness of athletes and non-athletes with SEM. The sample consisted of 853 Tunisian participants (444 males and 409 females; 409 athletes and 444 non-athletes), aged 14 to 27 years (M=20.38 SD=4.12). The sample completed the Arabic translated questionnaire of Clough, Earle  which measures six components of their mental toughness. The SEM approved a good model fit (χ²=1146.33; df =1065; CFI=.93; SRMR=.063; RMSEA=.009) which allows for a valid Arabic-speaking measure of the six components of mental toughness.
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