For many years, AQR has successfully worked to assess and develop Mental Toughness in adults and young people, through the use of the Mental Toughness measure, the MTQ48. Mental Toughness is a Personality Trait which embraces in a very practical way, ideas such as Mindset, Character, Resilience and Grit. Usefully, it brings these ideas together in a comprehensive and sensible manner.
It has been particularly effective in Secondary and Higher Education where research has shown that Mental Toughness is strongly correlated with performance, wellbeing, positive behaviours, aspirations and transition (particularly to Secondary Education). The psychometric MTQ48 works well for persons aged 10 and above but needs a different formulation for younger persons.
We are now responding to a demand for a reliable and valid means of assessing mental toughness
AQR, in partnership with The International Centre for Mental Toughness Development (ICMTD), and Professor Peter Clough and his team of Psychologists at Manchester Metropolitan University has developed a version of the Mental Toughness measure which has specifically been designed to assess Mental Toughness in Early Years.
The questionnaire is a behaviour based questionnaire which is completed by a person (teacher or perhaps a teaching assistant) who knows the child or children well.
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