The Triarchic Model of Grit Scale (TMGS), a measure that assesses individuals’ dispositions to show perseverance, passion (or consistency of interests), and adaptability for long-term goals, had acceptable psychometric properties in Filipino student samples. However, there is scant evidence on the validity of this scale in other societies. This research explored the psychometric validity of the Chinese version of TMGS in selected technical–vocational college students in Shenzen, China. Results demonstrated that the scores from the three-factor model of grit were valid and reliable. In addition, whereas perseverance and adaptability were linked to increased life satisfaction and positive emotions, consistency was not related to such criterion variables. Further, perseverance and adaptability were associated with lower negative emotions, while consistency was linked to increased levels of undesirable emotions. Copyright © 2020 The Author(s).
CitationDatu, J. A. D., & Zhang, J. (2020). Validating the Chinese version of triarchic model of grit scale in technical–vocational college students. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/0734282920974813
- Chinese vocational college students
- Life satisfaction
- Positive emotions
- Negative emotions