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Grit Trumps Talent? An experimental approach


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Title: Grit Trumps Talent? An experimental approach
Authors: Gerhards, Leonie
Gravert, Christina
Issue Date: Oct-2015
Extent: 24
Publication type: report
Organization: Dept. of Economics, University of Gothenburg
Series/Report no.: Working Papers in Economics
629
Keywords: grit
perseverance
laboratory experiment
real-effort task
Abstract: Perseverance to accomplish long-term goals, also know as grit, is a crucial determinant for success in life. In the present study we introduce an innovative laboratory design to elicit grit in an incentivized and controlled way. Subjects work on a computerized task to solve anagrams. By observing their decision not to shirk, we measure their grittiness experimentally. We find that the original questionnaire measure of grit developed by Duckworth et al. (2007) is significantly correlated with our... more
ISSN: 1403-2465
Description: JEL: C91, D03, M50, J24
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/40826
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