The central aim of the current study was to examine the psychometric properties of the Short Grit Scale (Grit-S) in a collectivist con-text through within and between-network construct validation approaches. There were 220 undergraduate students (Study 1) and 606 secondary school students (Study 2) who participated in the present investigation. The results of within-network construct validation showed that the hierarchical model of grit was not applicable for Filipino samples given that only the perseverance of effort significantly loaded on the higher-order grit construct. The Grit-S dimensions also had relatively low reliability coefficients across studies. In terms of the between-network construct validation, perseverance of effort served as a key of academic engagement and subjective well-being while consistency of interests did not predict adaptive outcomes. In general, the findings suggest that grit may operate differently in an interdependent setting.
|Publication status||Published - Jul 2016|