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Journal of Modern Foreign Psychology

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What is “grit” and why it can be a personal resource? 162


Yerofeyeva V.G.
Student of the Master Program “Consulting psychology Personology”, National Research University “Higher school of economics”, Moscow, Russia
e-mail: yerofeyeva.victoria@yandex.ruе

Nartova-Bochaver S.K.
Doctor of Psychology, Professor of the School of Psychology, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia

The review article is devoted to modern research of “grit”, personality trait, which was identified and described by A.L. Duckworth, a professor of the University of Pennsylvania. There is no well-established translation of the notion into Russian. Our option is based on the conceptual understanding of the phenomenon and the established tradition of describing “grit” as a personal trait in the Russian psychology. Modern studies show that grit is a reliable predictor of high academic results and psychological well-being. However, not only grit, but also other personality trait explain success. Then the questions about the uniqueness of grit and how it differs from other predictors raise. We will explore what specificity grit has and why outcomes are contradictory sometimes. To conclude we consider that grit can be an important personal resource.

Keywords: grit, goal achievement, predictor of success, psychological well-being, subjectively significant goal, personal resource

Column: Developmental psychology


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