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12-item Grit Scale. Source: Duckworth et al., 2007

12-item Grit Scale. Source: Duckworth et al., 2007

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Construction organisations appear to place a high value on graduates who possess what has been recently labelled as the Grit personality in their hiring. Grit is defined as a combination of passion and perseverance. This paper explores this personality characteristic and its utility in an undergraduate construction management program. Currently, Gr...

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... researchers surveyed the Western Sydney University construction management student cohort and used the 12-Item Grit Scale (see Figure 1). The survey was distributed to students via a common course learning website through an announcement utility. ...
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... 12-item Grit Scale scores participants' answers from 1 to 5, which total to a possible of 60. Duckworth alternates the questions from ones that are Grit positive where "Very much like me" is given 5 points (1, 4, 6, 9, 10, 12). In Grit negative questions (2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 11) the exact phrase is given a score of 1. ...