An Analysis of Mental Toughness at Independent Schools – January 2017
This report sets out the key outputs from a study on pupils in Independent Schools and compares the data where possible with equivalent data from State Schools. It is a purely quantitative study and represents a “snap shot in time”. No qualitative work was undertaken.
The study examined to what extent pupils in Independent Schools possessed a flexible mindset (i.e. were likely to possess soft skills). Few schools specifically targeted a specific model or framework for mindset or aspects of mindset in their work with their pupils although most or all sought to develop broader life skills or what are often called soft skills.
The study employed the 4 Cs Mental Toughness Model and framework and the associated valid and reliable psychometric measure MTQ48 (and for some junior schools the JMT-i). See page 9 for more details about the theory underpinning the MTQ48 and JMT-i. Both are normative measures which enables effective comparisons to be made across different samples and populations.
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