The emotional pay-off of staying gritty: Linking grit with social-emotional learning and emotional well-being

Jesus Alfonso Daep DATU, Simon Lloyd D. RESTUBOG

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Abstract

There is a dearth of research on how alternative models of grit predict well-being outcomes. In this research, we examine associations among the Triarchic Model of Grit dimensions (i.e. perseverance of effort, consistency of interests, and adaptability to situations) and positive and negative emotions. We also explore the mediating role of social-emotional learning in these relationships. Data collected from 1351 high school students from the Philippines showed that perseverance and adaptability were positively related to social-emotional learning, while consistency was negatively associated with social-emotional learning. Further analysis showed that perseverance and adaptability were indirectly related to positive emotions via social-emotional learning. Overall, these findings demonstrate the need to adopt culturally-sensitive models of grit for student populations in Asian cultural contexts. Copyright © 2020 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.
Original languageEnglish
JournalBritish Journal of Guidance and Counselling
Early online dateMay 2020
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - May 2020

Citation

Datu, J. A. D., & Restubog, S. L. D. (2020). The emotional pay-off of staying gritty: Linking grit with social-emotional learning and emotional well-being. British Journal of Guidance and Counselling. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/03069885.2020.1758922

Keywords

  • Grit
  • Negative emotions
  • Positive emotions
  • Social-emotional learning

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