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ERIC Number: EJ1160976
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Dec
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1037-2911
Grit and Determination: A Review of Literature with Implications for Theory and Research
Datu, Jesus Alfonso D.; Yuen, Mantak; Chen, Gaowei
Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, v27 n2 p168-176 Dec 2017
This article examines the potential benefits of possessing the personality traits of determination and perseverance (often referred to as "grit") in an academic setting. Previous studies in Western individualistic societies have emphasised the advantages of possessing this attribute of grit; but, to date, very few investigations have been conducted in collectivist cultures, such as those in the Asian contexts. This article provides a brief review of literature on this topic, reflecting perspectives from various socio-cultural milieus. From this knowledge base, several themes emerge, with implications for improving grit-related theory. Possible lines for future research are also suggested.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Asia
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