Proceedings of the 2022 8th International Conference on Humanities and Social Science Research (ICHSSR 2022)

The Relationship Between Mental Toughness and Academic Achievement and Its Relevant Factors

Authors
Shuning Li1, *
1Graduate School of Education and Psychology, The Pepperdine University, Los Angeles, California, the United States
*Corresponding author. Email: 1shuning.li@pepperdine.edu.
Corresponding Author
Shuning Li
Available Online 1 June 2022.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.220504.015How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Mental toughness; Academic achievement; Growth mindset; Mindfulness
Abstract

Mental toughness (MT) refers to an ability to recover, and even gain strength and growth, allowing individuals to adapt positively to their environment. MT has a positive and protective effect on overcoming adversity and achieving long-term goals. MT is closely related to good personality traits, such as, positivity, optimism, and self-confidence. These traits can directly contribute to the improvement of students’ MT levels. Current research on the relationship between mental toughness and achievement has focused on sports, i.e., most of the research has focused on athletic training for elite athletes, and little research has been conducted on other aspects, such as, academic achievements. Mental toughness helps people have the courage and confidence to face adversity and internalize it for self-growth. Several previous studies showed that academic achievement is significantly associated with MT. Mental toughness training and enhancement can be done through positive thinking training. However, it is not clear that whether academic achievement can be improved through MT interventions. The existing research has shortcomings, such as, relevant comparisons without adequate longitudinal studies, narrow research areas, and no studies on mediating factors between MT and academic achievement. Future researchers may benefit from exploring its application in other domains, as well as effective interventions or important influences.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2022 8th International Conference on Humanities and Social Science Research (ICHSSR 2022)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
1 June 2022
ISBN
978-94-6239-580-0
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.220504.015How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2022 The Authors. Published by Atlantis Press SARL.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC 4.0 license.

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