How important really is grit to academic success in higher education?

Not so much, a new study suggests. And here I spent a whole day recently at a summit discussing grit (albeit among other thing as well).I never thought success and completion could be reduced to something so simple. From The Pacific Standard.

What Does Having Grit Really Get You?
The results suggest grit isn't that important for academic achievement, at least when other personality traits are included in the analysis—though that doesn't necessarily mean teaching grit is without value. "Throughout adult life, children will face challenges," the researchers write, "thus perseverance in long-term goals might help them to develop habits of hard work and the continuous pursuit of their goals, despite the many obstacles they face."


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