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The role of culture orientation, parenting behaviours & adaptability in grit

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2020

Purpose: Grit has been associated with numerous positive outcomes, however, less studies have investigated the factors that contributed to the development of it. This current study aims to explore the relationship between culture orientation (tendency towards individualism or collectivism), adaptability, parenting behaviours, and grit.

Methods: 157 emerging adults (18-25 years old) from heterogenous ethnicity background were recruited via online advertisements. Online surveys including measurement of demographic characteristics, grit, adaptability, parenting behaviours, and culture orientation were used to collect the data.

Results: The results showed that adaptability and elements of authoritarian and authoritative parenting style are significant predictors of grit. However, there was not any significant correlation between culture orientation with grit or adaptability. In addition, authoritative parenting style is a significant predictor of adaptability.

Conclusions: People who are flexible, expect and accept challenges, and committed to overcome them have higher grit. In addition, support and direction from parents are also linked to higher grit in individuals. Both cultures appear to equally promote adaptability and grit in individuals.

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