This quantitative correlational study investigated if there is a significant relationship between the demographic profile and the level of grit of faculty members from a selected higher academic institution (HAI). Survey questionnaire were distributed to 155 faculty-respondents through the College Deans and School Principal. Result of the study is consistent with the findings of Duckworth (2016) that grit was correlated to age which means that the more a person ages, the grittier he becomes. This study likewise confirms the work of Robertson-Kraft & Duckworth (2014) which reported that grittier individuals were more likely to stay long in the organization. It also supports the report of Robinson (2015) which stated the connection between grit and the respondents’ demographic profile in terms of correlation and predictive function. A significant difference is also found between grit and the following variables: highest education attainment, faculty rank, average teaching performance, and college assignment. On the other hand, no significant difference existed between grit and gender, employment status, and civil status. Grit which is also reported in the study to determine faculty employment retention may be utilized by HAIs in reducing the faculty turnover ratio. Results of the study may also guide the Human Resource Department in the selection and hiring of the faculty members.
Erwin Roxas, De La Salle University, Philippines
Stream: Educational policy
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