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Mental Toughness Assessments

The MTQ assessments I am licensed to use are high quality online psychometric measures used to assess Mental Toughness in an individual. They have been developed in collaboration between Professor Peter Clough of Huddersfield University and formerly of Manchester Metropolitan University, Dr Keith Earle, Senior Lecturer, at the University of Hull and Doug Strycharczyk, Managing Director of AQR.

MTQ Assessments are widely used in the Corporate sector in:

  • Training & Development
  • Leadership Development
  • Coaching
  • Organisation Development
  • Performance
  • Talent Management
  • Career Transition and Outplacement

The MTQPlus assessment is a unique 74 item high-quality psychometric measure that measures Mental Toughness which describes the mindset that every person adopts in everything they do. It is closely related to qualities such as character, resilience, grit, etc.

Published research and case studies from around the world show that Mental Toughness is a major factor in:

  • Performance – explaining up to 25% of the variation in performance in individuals
  • Positive Behaviour – more engaged, more positive, more “can do”
  • Wellbeing – more contentment, better stress management, less prone to bullying
  • Aspirations – more ambitious, prepared to manage more risk

It can be accessed online in English, Arabic and twelve other languages and takes approximately 15 minutes to complete.

The MTQ Model


The MTQPlus online psychometric measure generates three main reports for different users, namely:

Development Report – which provides feedback on results to the individual and contains suggestions for their development.

Coaching Report – which provides the manager/coach with narrative about the persons Mental Toughness and offers coaching suggestions to help them to guide more effectively.

Assessment Report – which is designed for selection and provides at least 5 questions on each scale to enable hiring managers to probe individual’s results more effectively.

MTQ Test Package

Mentally Tough people are generally more productive, more positive, more engaged and less susceptible to stress caused by bullying and organisational change.
 Our Test Package Includes:

  • (MTQPlus) online psychometric test
  • Test results with advice on how to become mentally tougher
  • 30 minute debrief.

The MTQPlus Assessment price will include all (remote) administration, processing and an electronic format Individual feedback report. This provides a sten score and narrative for each scale and sub-scale as well as an overall mental toughness score. The report also contains suggestions for development activity.

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