Sport Personality Questionnaire (SPQ20)

The SPQ20 measures 20 mental skills covering 4 areas of mental toughness: work ethic, confidence, sportsmanship, and aggressiveness. The instrument is designed to help improve the mental attitude and skills of professional and amateur athletes of all ages. It enables sport psychologists and coaches to measure the mental skills level, confidence, and toughness of athletes in order to commence work with them. The feedback report provides a rich picture of an athlete's mental toughness and mental skills along with performance improvement tips.


Category Sport personality and mental skills
Uses Development programs, training courses, athlete coaching, university learning modules
Audience Professional and amateur sportspeople of all ages
Measures 4 mental skills factors, 20 mental skills elements
Time 10-15 minutes
Norms Very large international reference group
Reliability Internal consistency
Validity Construct and criterion-related
Report Integrated text and graphics, guidance style, suitable for test takers and test users, publication quality
Price £25.00 (GBP)


"The SPQ20 promises to be a useful tool for sport psychologists and coaches in advising and working with athletes...the instrument shows promise as an additional tool for athletes, coaches, and sport psychologists who seek to describe and improve athletic performance." Buros Center for Testing


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Individual. Click Do the Test if you are an individual employee, student, or learner, and you would like to do the assessment yourself online now. The assessment costs $19.95 USD, and you will pay for it after you have completed the questionnaire. You will get your report as soon as you have completed the payment process.


Use the following resources to develop your knowledge and understanding of the assessment and how to use it and interpret results.

What the test measures, executive summary, profile of emotional traits and competencies, performance improvement tips and suggestions.

Concept model, relationship to other measures, interpretation of scores and scales, test design and development, reliability, validity, and norms.

Preparation guide for test takers on purpose of the assessment, what the assessment measures, and instructions on how to complete it.

Short YouTube presentation covering purpose, concept model, design and development, domains and elements, and technical properties.

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