The short Grit Scale (Grit-S) is a self-report questionnaire which measures trait-level perseverance and passion for long term goals. The current study aimed to validate the Italian Grit-S on university students. It was administered to 127 students. Internal consistency, content validity and discriminant validity of the instrument were assessed. An exploratory factor analysis (VARIMAX) confirmed the 2-factors structure of the scale. Content validity was reached with forward-backward translation, achieving semantic equivalence with the original scale. The total Grit-S displayed good internal consistency overall (alpha=.76). It also showed good discriminant validity, as shown by the significant correlations with the RSA [1] and the COPE-NVI [2]. The Italian version of the Grit-S shows good psychometric properties and appears suitable for evaluating grit in Italian setting.

Italian students and the Grit-S : A self-report questionnaire for measuring perseverance and passion for long-term goals

Renati R.;Bonfiglio N. S.;
2018

Abstract

The short Grit Scale (Grit-S) is a self-report questionnaire which measures trait-level perseverance and passion for long term goals. The current study aimed to validate the Italian Grit-S on university students. It was administered to 127 students. Internal consistency, content validity and discriminant validity of the instrument were assessed. An exploratory factor analysis (VARIMAX) confirmed the 2-factors structure of the scale. Content validity was reached with forward-backward translation, achieving semantic equivalence with the original scale. The total Grit-S displayed good internal consistency overall (alpha=.76). It also showed good discriminant validity, as shown by the significant correlations with the RSA [1] and the COPE-NVI [2]. The Italian version of the Grit-S shows good psychometric properties and appears suitable for evaluating grit in Italian setting.
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