1. I aim to be the best in the world at what I do.
2. I have overcome setbacks to conquer an important challenge.
3. New ideas and projects sometimes distract me from previous ones. *
4. I am ambitious.
5. My interests change from year to year. *
6. Setbacks don’t discourage me.
7. I have been obsessed with a certain idea or project for a short time but later lost interest. *
8. I am a hard worker.
9. I often set a goal but later choose to pursue a different one. *
10.I have difficulty maintaining my focus on projects that take more than a few months to complete. *
11.I finish whatever I begin.
12.Achieving something of lasting importance is the highest goal in life.
13.I think achievement is overrated. *
14.I have achieved a goal that took years of work.
15.I am driven to succeed.
16.I become interested in new pursuits every few months. *
17.I am diligent.
* reverse score
Consistency of Interest‚ Perseverance of Effort‚ Ambition
5 = Very much like me‚ 4 = Mostly like me‚ 3 = Somewhat like me‚ 2 = Not much like me‚ 1 = Not like me at all
Brief Grit Scale (items 3‚ 6‚ 7‚ 8‚ 9‚ 10‚ 11‚ and 17)
12 item Grit Scale (items 2‚ 3‚ 5‚ 6‚ 7‚ 8‚ 9‚ 11‚ 14‚ 16‚ and 17)
Consistency of Interest (items 3‚ 5‚ 7‚ 9‚ 10‚ and 16)‚ Perseverance of Effort (items 2‚ 6‚ 8‚ 11‚ 14‚ and 17)‚ Ambition (items 1‚ 4‚ 12‚ 13‚ and 15)
This instrument can be found at: https://www.sas.upenn.edu/~duckwort/images/12-item%20Grit%20Scale.05312011.pdf & https://www.sas.upenn.edu/~duckwort/images/8-item%20Grit%20081011.pdf & http://www.sas.upenn.edu/~duckwort/images/17-item%20Grit%20and%20Ambition.040709.pdf
This instrument can be found online at: https://angeladuckworth.com/
Duckworth‚ A.L.‚ Peterson‚ C.‚ Matthews‚ M.D.‚ & Kelly‚ D.R. (2007). Grit: Perseverance and passion for long-term goals. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology‚ 9‚ 1087-1101. http://rrhs.schoolwires.net/cms/lib7/WI01001304/Centricity/Domain/187/Grit%20JPSP.pdf
Duckworth‚ A.L‚ & Quinn‚ P.D. (2009). Development and validation of the Short Grit Scale (GritS). Journal of Personality Assessment‚ 91(2)‚ 166-174. http://www.sas.upenn.edu/~duckwort/images/Duckworth%20and%20Quinn.pdf