A Replication and Extension of Psychometric Research on the Grit Scale

dc.contributor.advisorO'Neal, Colleen Ren_US
dc.contributor.authorWeston, Lynsey Carleneen_US
dc.contributor.departmentCounseling and Personnel Servicesen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.date.accessioned2015-06-25T05:31:16Z
dc.date.available2015-06-25T05:31:16Z
dc.date.issued2014en_US
dc.description.abstractGrit, a "perseverance and passion for long-term goals" (Duckworth, Peterson, Matthews, & Kelly, 2007, p. 1087), is important for academic success, but the field has not fully explored how grit functions as a distinct construct within the motivational literature or across ethnically and socioeconomically diverse samples. This pilot study replicated and extended Duckworth's seminal grit studies (e.g., Duckworth et al., 2007; Duckworth & Quinn, 2009) by examining grit's psychometric properties, its relation to other predictors of achievement, and its predictive validity, above related constructs and demographics, for literacy achievement among 33 low-income, ethnic minority high school students. Participants completed online questionnaires assessing their grit, engagement, stress, conscientiousness, and self-control, and took a brief reading assessment. Results suggest that grit may function differently in low-income minority students facing barriers to long-term academic achievement, and that grit's relation to student achievement may not be as clear-cut as what has previously been claimed.en_US
dc.identifierhttps://doi.org/10.13016/M26K8D
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/16401
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledEducational psychologyen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledEducationen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledPersonality psychologyen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledachievementen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolleddiversityen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledengagementen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledgriten_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledmotivationen_US
dc.titleA Replication and Extension of Psychometric Research on the Grit Scaleen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US

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