Date of Graduation
Eberly College of Arts and Sciences
Julie Hicks Patrick
The primary goal of this study was to investigate the relationship of Duckworth and colleagues' (2007) construct of `grit' with academic achievement, parent socialization behaviors and beliefs, and previously established academic risk factors (e.g., low income, level of parent education). A total of 97 student-parent dyads completed online questionnaires, providing grit scores, attachment scores, the parents' grit socialization habits, and demographic information. Pearson's correlations revealed associations between student grit, GPA, and parents' reports of grit socialization. Multiple linear regressions revealed that grit uniquely predicted GPA above and beyond parent income. In addition, grit did moderate the relation between attachment and GPA.. These findings provide insight into how grit may be utilized as a protective factor in academia and socialized in the home environment.
Black, Katelyn R., "Grit in College Students: Associations with Achievement and Parental Influences" (2014). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 5218.