Perseverance counts but consistency does not! Validating the short grit scale in a collectivist setting

Ronnel Bornasal KING, Jesus Alfonso D. DATU, Jana Patricia M. VALDEZ

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2016

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secondary school
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King, R. B., Datu, J. A. D., & Valdez, J. P. M. (2016, July). Perseverance counts but consistency does not! Validating the short grit scale in a collectivist setting. Paper presented at The 31st International Congress of Psychology (ICP2016): Diversity in harmony: Insights from psychology, Pacifico Yokohama, Yokohama, Japan.