Students' grit predicts later school achievement and engagement

A recent longitudinal study shows that grit in the early age predicts school achievement and engagement later. Grit is not a personality trait, but it changes and develops during adolescence.

The study conducted in international collaboration was published in the Journal of Youth and Adolescence in April 2019. According to Professor Katariina Salmela-Aro, who led the research, the most important finding of the study was that consistency of interest does not predict academic success and engagement by itself but only in combination with grit. 

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