About the Measure

Domains Motivation, goal orientation and perseverance
Key stages Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Key Stage 5
Subscales Consistency of interest; Perseverance of effort
Description The Grit-S measures trait-level perseverance and passion for long-term goals.
Example Setbacks don't discourage me
Link http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00223890802634290

Implementation details

No. of items 8
Format Likert
Respondent Self
Scoring Standardised
Time 0
Age 11-18
Cost single purchase Free
Cost per child Free

Psychometric details

UK norms No
Cronbach's α .72-.80
Test retest 4 weeks, r= .78
Inter-rater reliability Not reported
EFA Not reported
CFA Chi-square(19)= 50.26
N = 607
p < .001
RMSEA = 0.05
CFI = 0.97
SRMR = 0.03
Criterion validity Not reported
Construct validity r= .68 with Self Control Scale
Concurrent validity Not reported
Predictive validity r= .20 for academic performance 1 month later
Responsiveness Not reported
Floor/Ceiling Not reported
References Li, J., Zhao, Y., Kong, F., Du, S., Yang, S., & Wang, S. (2016). Psychometric assessment of the short grit scale among Chinese adolescents. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment. Advance online publication. doi:10.1177/0734282916674858
Duckworth, A. L., & Quinn, P. D. (2009). Development and validation of the short grit scale (Grit–S). Journal of Personality Assessment, 91(2), 166–174. doi:10.1080/00223890802634290