Happiness takes effort: Exploring the relationship among academic grit, executive functions and well-being

Yu Hsiu Liao, Hsueh Chih Chen*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Executive functions are the cognitive skills that help people attain their goals, while grit describes persistent efforts to attain success. However, little research has hitherto examined the relationships among grit, executive functions, and well-being. This empirical study helps fill that gap. Three self-report psychological instruments were administered to 214 university students, and simple direct regression applied to the collected data to analyze the effects of the three variables. The results indicated that grit had positive relationships with both executive functions and well-being. The implications of these findings, and the limitations of the study's methods, are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number111863
JournalPersonality and Individual Differences
Volume199
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022 Dec

Keywords

  • Academic grit
  • Executive functions
  • University students
  • Well-being

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)

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