Grit: perseverance and passion for long-term goals.

  title={Grit: perseverance and passion for long-term goals.},
  author={Angela L. Duckworth and Christopher Peterson and Michael D. Matthews and Dennis R Kelly},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  volume={92 6},
The importance of intellectual talent to achievement in all professional domains is well established, but less is known about other individual differences that predict success. The authors tested the importance of 1 noncognitive trait: grit. Defined as perseverance and passion for long-term goals, grit accounted for an average of 4% of the variance in success outcomes, including educational attainment among 2 samples of adults (N=1,545 and N=690), grade point average among Ivy League… CONTINUE READING
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