Socioeconomic Status and Grit in Adolescent Students
Date of Award
Specialist in Education (Ed.S.)
Department of Counselor Education and Human Services
Advisor: Sawyer Hunley
Grit is the persistence to complete a long-term goal over time despite adversity, failures, or plateaus. The present study focused on the relationship between socioeconomic status (SES) and grit. Studies have documented that students from lower-SES homes experience less academic success compared to their peers from more affluent backgrounds. This quasi-experimental study compared grit scores between junior-high students from low-SES backgrounds to peers from higher-SES homes by using Duckworth's 12-Item Grit Scale. There was no significant difference in grit scores between students from higher-SES backgrounds (M= 3.22, SD= .580) and students from lower-SES backgrounds (M= 3.16, SD=.63).
Education, Grit, socioeconomic, SES, adolescent, gap
Copyright 2020, author
Boyer, Zachary Alan, "Socioeconomic Status and Grit in Adolescent Students" (2020). Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 6880.