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Pitfalls of Popularizing New Science
Marcus Crede's meta-analysis research on personal characteristics and achievement, featured in Septembers 2017 Journal or Psychology "Much ado about grit: A meta-analytic synthesis of the grit literature" is featured in a new online article, Pitfalls of Popularizing New Science.
"This analysis suggests that the measure of grit seems most strongly associated with the personality characteristic of (which is a good measure of how people persist in an activity). In these studies, conscientiousness is a better measure of academic performance in college and high school than grit. In addition, the aspect of grit focused on people’s tendency to stick with a single topic does not predict performance that well above and beyond conscientiousness. "