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Achieving long-term goals amidst uncertainty: An integrative model for the psychological resources of grit


Schimschal, SE and Visentin, D and Kornhaber, R and Cleary, M, Achieving long-term goals amidst uncertainty: An integrative model for the psychological resources of grit, Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 53, (8) pp. 355-363. ISSN 0022-0124 (2022) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.3928/00220124-20220706-06


This article proposes an integrative model for the psychological resources of grit. The growing body of work in nursing on the topic of grit indicates considerable interest in achieving long-term goals, especially amidst uncertainty from the COVID-19 pandemic. Motivational behaviors are thought to influence engagement in continuing education in nursing, thereby improving clinical practice and patient outcomes. The model was informed by a comprehensive review of the literature. Sixteen attributes for acquiring and strengthening four psychological resources of grit were identified. Each attribute is discussed along with interrelationships and implications for professional nursing development. Given the complex demands placed on health professionals, this model is both timely and relevant for all nurse and education providers interested in enhancing personal characteristics that may mitigate against stress and build capabilities for goal achievement.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:psychological resources, grit, passion, perseverance
Research Division:Psychology
Research Group:Applied and developmental psychology
Research Field:Industrial and organisational psychology (incl. human factors)
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in psychology
UTAS Author:Schimschal, SE ( Sarah Schimschal)
UTAS Author:Visentin, D (Dr Denis Visentin)
UTAS Author:Kornhaber, R (Dr Rachel Kornhaber)
ID Code:151577
Year Published:2022
Web of Science® Times Cited:1
Deposited By:Health Sciences
Deposited On:2022-08-02
Last Modified:2022-08-30

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