Much Ado About Grit: A Meta-Analytic Synthesis of the Grit Literature

  title={Much Ado About Grit: A Meta-Analytic Synthesis of the Grit Literature},
  author={Marcus Cred{\'e} and Michael Tynan and Peter Harms},
  journal={Journal of Personality and Social Psychology},
Grit has been presented as a higher order personality trait that is highly predictive of both success and performance and distinct from other traits such as conscientiousness. This paper provides a meta-analytic review of the grit literature with a particular focus on the structure of grit and the relation between grit and performance, retention, conscientiousness, cognitive ability, and demographic variables. Our results based on 584 effect sizes from 88 independent samples representing 66,807… 

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