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A study protocol on the adaptation and validation of the Malay version of the Short Grit Scale (grit-s) on Malaysian university students

Abu Hasan, Hezne Ezaty and Abdul Khaiyom, Jamilah Hanum (2019) A study protocol on the adaptation and validation of the Malay version of the Short Grit Scale (grit-s) on Malaysian university students. Malaysian Journal of Psychiatry, 28. pp. 1-9. ISSN 2232-0385 (In Press)

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Abstract

Introduction: Grit, an individual’s perseverance and passion for long-term goals, is a mouldable construct with contributions to success in many life domains. Grit’s cultivation in Malaysia can begin with a suitable instrument apt to measure it. The study aims to adapt and validate the Short Grit Scale (Grit-S), the Western-derived instrument to measure grit, as an economical justification to developing a new instrument, which is time consuming and costly. Methods: Employing a survey design, students from different faculties at one of the local universities in Klang Valley, Malaysia (N=350) who are bilingual in English and Malay will be targeted. The adaptation process will begin with translation of the English items into Malay, while observing the guidelines suggested by the International Test Commission. Thereafter, the validation process of the Malay Grit-S with the criterion measures will follow. The IBM SPSS software will be used to analyse the internalconsistency, stability, and equivalence reliabilities, as well as the concurrent, convergent and divergent validities, alongside its factorial structure analysis. Expected results: The Malay Grit-S is expected to demonstrate a probable two-factor structure as was originally posited. However, dissimilarities may arise and can be attributed to cultural differences, as the collectivist setting of Malaysia differs from the individualist setting it was conceptualized in. Conclusion: With an adapted and validated instrument to measure grit specific to the Malaysian context, the study aspires to contribute to grit knowledge, as well as availing a fitting instrument for its measurement, which precedes efforts in fostering grit for positive life outcomes, particularly in academic and education settings.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5374/75564 Online first
Uncontrolled Keywords: Grit, Positive Psychology, Reliability, Validity, Malaysia
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > BF501 Motivation
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > BF511 Affection. Feeling. Emotion
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > BF608 Will. Volition. Choice. Control
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA644.3 Public Health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine - Chronic and Noninfectious Diseases and Public Health
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA790 Public Health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine - Mental Health. Mental Illness Prevention
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences
Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Psychology
Depositing User: Dr Jamilah Hanum Abdul Khaiyom
Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2019 00:33
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2019 00:33
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/75564

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