The Impact of Grit on the Academic Outcomes for Nursing Students at an Urban Commuter University

Public Deposited

This study examines the impact of grit (Duckworth et al., 2007), demographic characteristics, and environmental pull factors on academic outcomes for nursing students at an urban commuter institution. Undergraduate baccalaureate nursing students (N = 243) completed a survey that collected demographic information, assessed environmental pull factors, and determined their grit score. Academic outcomes, cumulative grade point average, and average credit accumulation, were gathered from the student’s academic records. A series of multiple regressions were used to determine the significance of these variables in predicting academic outcomes. Findings indicated that age, number of children, and grit were predictive of average credit accumulation. These results provide suggestions on how institutions can support students and future research on the role of grit in academic success.

Last modified
  • 01/31/2024
Date created
Resource type
Rights statement


In Collection: