Hello colleagues, We have discussed the concept of "grit" here previously. Grit has to do with the ability an individual has to persist toward completion of a goal. Angela Duckworth from the University of Pennsylvania is the principle scholar researching grit.
However, a recent paper by Marcus Crede from the University of Iowa raises questions about some of Duckworth's claims about grit.
A recent blog on NPREd asks "...has the impact of grit been exaggerated? Or did something get lost in translation? Is it time to give up on grit and try something new?"