The psychometric properties of the grit-o scale within the Twente Region in Netherlands: an ICM-CFA vs. ESEM approach

  • The purpose of this study was to examine the psychometric properties (i.e., factorial validity, measurement invariance, and reliability) of the Grit-Original scale (Grit-O) within the Netherlands. The Grit-O scale was subjected to a competing measurement modeling strategy that sequentially compared both independent cluster model confirmatory factor analytical- and exploratory structural equation modeling approaches. The results showed that both a two first order, bi-factor structure as well as a less restrictive two factor ESEM factorial structure best-fitted the data. The instrument showed to be reliable at both a lower- (Cronbach’s alpha) and upper-level (composite reliability) limit. However, measurement invariance between genders could only be established for the B-ICM-CFA model. Finally, concurrent validity was established through relating the GRIT-O to task performance. The linear use of the Grit-O scale should therefore carefully be considered.

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Author:Llewellyn Ellardus van ZylORCiDGND, Chantal Olckers, Lara C. Roll
Parent Title (English):Frontiers in psychology
Publisher:Frontiers Research Foundation
Place of publication:Lausanne
Document Type:Article
Date of Publication (online):2020/05/07
Date of first Publication:2020/05/07
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2020/05/11
Tag:confirmatory factor analysis; exploratory structural equation modeling; grit; invariance testing; psychometric properties; validity
Page Number:17
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Corrigendum: s.a. ;
Institutes:Psychologie und Sportwissenschaften / Psychologie
Dewey Decimal Classification:1 Philosophie und Psychologie / 15 Psychologie / 150 Psychologie
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