Is grittiness next to happiness? Examining the association of triarchic model of grit dimensions with well-being outcomes

Jesus Alfonso Daep DATU, Dennis Michael MCINERNEY, Magdalena ŻEMOJTEL-PIOTROWSKA, Hidefumi HITOKOTO, Nino D. DATU

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Abstract

The present research explored the link of triarchic model of grit underpinned by three dimensions – perseverance of effort, consistency of interest, and adaptability to situations with well-being outcomes using a cross-cultural design among Filipino, Japanese, and Polish undergraduate students (Study 1), a cross-sectional design including Filipino employees (Study 2), and a longitudinal design involving Filipino high school students (Study 3). Study 1 demonstrated that perseverance was positively correlated with flourishing in Japanese undergraduate students. Adaptability was related to increased flourishing among Filipino, Japanese, and Polish students. Study 2 showed that both adaptability and perseverance positively predicted psychological flourishing in selected Filipino employees. Study 3 demonstrated that T1perseverance and T1adaptability positively predicted T2life satisfaction even after controlling for age, gender, previous GPA, and auto-regressor effects. However, all dimensions of grit did not predict T2flourishing. Implications of the results to advancing the extant grit theory are discussed. Copyright © 2020 Springer Nature B.V.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Happiness Studies
Early online date03 May 2020
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 03 May 2020

Citation

Datu, J. A. D., McInerney, D. M., Żemojtel-Piotrowska, M., Hitokoto, H., & Datu, N. D. (2020). Is grittiness next to happiness? Examining the association of triarchic model of grit dimensions with well-being outcomes. Journal of Happiness Studies. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s10902-020-00260-6

Keywords

  • Flourishing
  • Life satisfaction
  • Triarchic model of grit
  • Positive psychology

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