Assessing grit and meaning in life of college students: A correlational study
Author(s): Deepak Kumar and Sarita
In recent years, positive psychology has become the center of attraction for researchers, indicating it’s time to focus on strengths rather than weaknesses. This present study tries to investigate the influence of grit on the meaning in the life of college students. Grit is a non-cognitive trait of personality having two dimensions which consist of Perseverance of Effort and Consistency of Interest. While meaning in life is a construct of existential psychology having two dimensions such as the Presence of Meaning in life and the Search for meaning in life. This study was conducted through an online survey of 150 college students within the age range of 17-25 years. The Grit-S scale developed by Duckworth et al. (2007) and the meaning of life questionnaire (MLQ) developed by Steger, et al. (2006) were used in the present study. The results indicate that there is a statistically positive association between the dimensions of grit and meaning in life. This study drives implications for students, parents, teachers, and counselors for the growth of students. Therefore, various educational institutes must provide psychoeducation and conduct workshops related to these positive constructs.