Grit and determination: A review of literature with implications for theory and research

Jesus Alfonso Daep DATU, Mantak YUEN, Gaowei CHEN

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Abstract

This article examines the potential benefits of possessing the personality traits of determination and perseverance (often referred to as ‘grit’) in an academic setting. Previous studies in Western individualistic societies have emphasised the advantages of possessing this attribute of grit; but, to date, very few investigations have been conducted in collectivist cultures, such as those in the Asian contexts. This article provides a brief review of literature on this topic, reflecting perspectives from various socio-cultural milieus. From this knowledge base, several themes emerge, with implications for improving grit-related theory. Possible lines for future research are also suggested. Copyright © 2016 The Author(s).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)168-176
JournalJournal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools
Volume27
Issue number2
Early online date22 Feb 2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2017

Citation

Datu, J. A. D., Yuen, M., & Chen, G. (2017). Grit and determination: A review of literature with implications for theory and research. Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 27(2), 168-176. doi: 10.1017/jgc.2016.2

Keywords

  • Academic outcomes
  • Determination
  • Grit
  • Wellbeing

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