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2. ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY, Education, general, including:, *training, 5.3 EDUCATIONAL SCIENCES
Researchontheroleofgrit–deﬁnedasbothperseveranceandpassionfor long-termgoals–onhumanperformancehasbeenconductedforthepast decade. It has been suggested that this non-cognitive factor is a better predictor of students’ retention than traditional academic measures. These ﬁndings hold relevance for engineering education research but studies on this area are still scarce. This paper provides a systematic review of the current state of research on grit and its correlates in engineering higher education research. Publications were identiﬁed using three types of databases speciﬁc to engineering education; a ﬁnal set of 31 relevant records was analysed by type of population, methods, research topics and main results. Most of the reviewed studies implemented quantitative methodologies to assess grit and also used one of the two versions of Duckworth’s Grit scale. Key ﬁndings are that in engineering education research, both the conceptualisation of grit and research reporting procedures have been inconsistent. Such inconsistency hinders interpretation of the impact of grit in engineering education. In response, new research avenues and best practices for reporting are proﬀered.
Chance, S,. Direito, I. & Malik, M. (2019) The Study of Grit in Engineering Education Research: a Systematic Literature Review, European Journal of Engineering Education 2019. doi:10.1080/03043797.2019.1688256