MTQ48 Updated and Expanded To MTQPlus
Although this post is certainly of interest to the mental toughness purists, it is also useful information for any manager or practitioner interested in developing performance and wellbeing in individuals and organisations.
Over the past four years at Mental Toughness Partners, we have used the psychometric measure ‘MTQ48’ to assist individuals and organisations to measure and develop their mental toughness. Mentally tough people generally perform at a higher level and enjoy a greater sense of wellbeing. The MTQ48 measure is extremely useful for creating a base point from which to build resilience and confidence. It is a simple but incredibly robust and scientifically valid measure that we use in a range of different workplace sectors and situations.
We are therefore excited to announce that a new suite of MTQ mental toughness assessments will be launching later this month, enabling users to dig deeper into understanding ‘how we think’ with an even greater degree of validity and reliability.
This is the result of extensive research and development of the Mental Toughness concept and 4C’s framework, led by Doug Strycharczyk and supported by an elite academic team which includes Prof. Peter Clough, Huddersfield University and Dr John Perry, Hull University.
The MTQ48 has been developed and expanded to create MTQPlus, an 8 factor 68 question assessment with the following key developments:
- Each of the 4 C’s will now have two subscales.
- The two subscales for the Commitment scale are
- Goal Orientation
- Achievement Orientation
- There are now two subscales for the Challenge scale
- Risk Orientation (stretching oneself)
- Learning Orientation
The current MTQ48 remains an effective tool which will continue to be offered and there are now around 100 peer reviewed research papers which attest to the strength of the MTQ assessments. The MTQPlus is simply and importantly a significant development from the MTQ48.
There will also be a lighter version available – the 24 question MTQ4C’s measure which provides reliable scores for overall Mental Toughness and the headline 4C ‘s scores. This will likely become an ideal survey tool for large-scale applications (eg. assessing mental toughness of a whole workforce).
We are finalising the details on the new measures and their application and pricing – please contact us or like this post if you would like further information on these and also details of a free webinar in February which will provide further insight into the new measures.