Abstract

We (1) propose that evidence linking grit and performance is mixed because the measure used to assess grit—the Short Grit (Grit-S) scale (2)—captures only perseverance, not passion, whereas the definition of grit encompasses both perseverance and passion (3). Our studies find that the combination of perseverance (measured through the whole Grit-S scale) and passion (measured through the passion attainment scale) predicted higher performance.

Authors
J.M. Jachimowicz, A. Wihler, E.R. Bailey, and Adam Galinsky
Format
Journal Article
Publication Date
Journal
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Full Citation

Jachimowicz, J.M., A. Wihler, E.R. Bailey, and Adam Galinsky
. “Reply to Guo et al. and Crede: Grit-S scale measures only perseverance, not passion, and its supposed subfactors are merely artifactors.”
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
vol.
116
, (January 01, 2019):
3942
-
3944
.