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Grit and different aspects of well-being: Direct and indirect relationships via sense of coherence and authenticity

Vainio, Mia M. and Daukantaité, Daiva LU (2015) In Journal of Happiness Studies
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Grit, passion and perseverance for long-term goals, is strongly related to success in goal attainment even under challenging circumstances. We investigated how grit relates to three aspects of well-being: psychological well-being (PWB), satisfaction with life, and harmony in life. This relationship is approached through organismic valuing theory, which proposes that people are naturally motivated to grow towards their highest potential; grit is proposed as being akin to such growth motivation. In two studies (Study 1 with 196 university students, and Study 2 with 396 non-students), direct and indirect (mediating) effects between grit and well-being were investigated. Sense of coherence (SOC) and authenticity were used as mediators, and... (More)
Grit, passion and perseverance for long-term goals, is strongly related to success in goal attainment even under challenging circumstances. We investigated how grit relates to three aspects of well-being: psychological well-being (PWB), satisfaction with life, and harmony in life. This relationship is approached through organismic valuing theory, which proposes that people are naturally motivated to grow towards their highest potential; grit is proposed as being akin to such growth motivation. In two studies (Study 1 with 196 university students, and Study 2 with 396 non-students), direct and indirect (mediating) effects between grit and well-being were investigated. Sense of coherence (SOC) and authenticity were used as mediators, and gender as a moderator. Grit was positively related to all well-being factors, and SOC and authenticity were significant mediators (complementary for PWB and indirect-only for satisfaction with life and harmony in life). This suggests that grittiness in goal pursuits requires both a sense that the world is coherent and an authentic connection with the self in order for it to fully benefit well-being. No gender moderation was found. (Less)
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Grit, psychological well-being, life satisfaction, harmony, sense of coherence, authenticity, Organismic valuing theory
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  author       = {Vainio, Mia M. and Daukantaité, Daiva},
  issn         = {1389-4978},
  keyword      = {Grit,psychological well-being,life satisfaction,harmony,sense of coherence,authenticity,Organismic valuing theory},
  language     = {eng},
  publisher    = {Springer},
  series       = {Journal of Happiness Studies},
  title        = {Grit and different aspects of well-being: Direct and indirect relationships via sense of coherence and authenticity},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10902-015-9688-7},
  year         = {2015},
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