AQR’s assessments offer considerable value in helping users to make better decisions about people. In turn this leads to more effective intervention and development.

Social and economic deprivation often provides an environment where wellbeing, aspirations and positive behaviour can be adversely affected. The mental toughness model provides an opportunity for charitable/social investment organisations working in these areas to understand better how their clients are responding to the environment.

Mental toughness, in particular, is increasingly used as a measure of mindset and change in mindset. This can be an outcome as well as an enabler in terms of improving performance, wellbeing and Positive behaviour.

AQR have developed a version of the Mental Toughness Questionnaire specifically for the sports sector using language applicable in the sporting world. The measure enables athletes and their coaches, trainers to make better assessments and identify why they do or don’t perform under the pressure of competition.

About Us

AQR International is a highly innovative psychometric test publisher and consultancy. AQR together with Peter Clough (Professor of Applied Psychology at MMU), has developed the Mental Toughness measure MTQ48 and a leading integrated leadership measure, ILM72. Together with The Carrus Partnership, we have also developed CARRUS – a unique employability measure. We now operate in over 80 countries, with offices in the UK, UAE and Poland,

AQR psychometric tests are focused on individual and organisational development – principally the impact on performance, wellbeing & positive behaviours.  These translate into important and valuable outcomes.

We offer a range of innovative and accessible psychometric tests, tools and development programmes for people of all ages and with organisations of all types.

This takes AQR into applications in the world of work, education, youth development, sport, employability, health and social mobility.

Upcoming Workshops

Jan 11

Warsztaty Licencyjne z MTQ48

11/01/17 @ 09:30 - 12/01/17 @ 17:00 UTC


Recent Posts


Mental Toughness and its Connection with Related Concepts

They say a picture is worth a thousand words As our understanding of the Mental Toughness model and framework grows we learn more about its connections with other important ideas in personality and people development. One challenge is to describe it and its...
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Creating a Positive Work Culture

WHY NEGATIVE PEOPLE CAN POISON YOUR WORK CULTURE AND 4 WAYS TO HELP YOU KEEP IT POSITIVE Bad apples are everywhere and they can, if unchecked, transform an otherwise positive work culture into a negative one. Here are some reasons it happens and ways to overcome it....
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10 Quick Mental Toughness Tips To Make Today a GREAT Day

Today can be like any other day, connected to yesterday and tomorrow by its mediocrity and going with the flow not making the flow.  It is up to you. You can make it a special day, a GREAT day, by embracing the following mental toughness tips. Here are 10 quick mental...
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8 Gems To Use To Find Your Best Self

One of the ways to unlock greater personal wellbeing and performance is to find your “best self” and this recent article by Luke Mulcahy, reproduced below, is an excellent one to show you ways to achieve this. Mental Toughness is a big factor in becoming your best...
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Leadership Challenges – How To Lead Your Team Of Rookies To Become Champions

One of the most challenging leadership challenges is building a high performing team from scratch. Invariably in a start up or rebuild this has to be accomplished with a team of rookies who don’t initially possess the technical expertise, sector experience or...
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