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

Sarah E Schimschal, Denis Visentin, Rachel Kornhaber, Michelle Cleary

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)355-363
Number of pages9
JournalThe Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing
Volume53
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022

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