Grit and Entrepreneurship

Short Description: Grit is a personality characteristic that receives increasing attention in psychology and also in economics. Individuals scoring high in his characteristic are expected to combine perseverance and passion for realizing certain long-term goals. We investigate how grit influences various labor-related outcomes and find a positive influence of grit on some of these measures.

Methodological Details: The validated “Short Grit Scale” by Duckworth and Quinn (2009) which consists of eight self-report items. Examples include “I often set a goal but later choose to pursue a different one” and “Setbacks don’t discourage me”.

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Alexander S. Kritikos, DIW Berlin [E-Mail]

2015,2017

~3900

inno

biss7, biss5, biss6, biss2, biss8, biss4, biss3, biss1, im_bi

04/2018