Grit and Conscientiousness: Not Examples of Jangle Fallacy

Published: 2 October 2023| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/26s62xhzr5.1
Santhosh Kareepadath,


This dataset was compiled as part of Study 5 on the development and psychometric validation of the three-dimensional grit scale (Kuruveettissery et al., 2023). This study aimed to address the ongoing debate in the literature concerning the overlap between grit and conscientiousness, as previously discussed by Ponnock et al. (2020) and Schmidt et al. (2020). To assess the Big Five personality factors, the Big Five Inventory developed by John and Srivastava (1999) was employed. The results of this study revealed a moderately significant correlation (r = 0.57, p < 0.01) between grit and conscientiousness. These findings provided evidence that grit, as measured using the three-dimensional grit scale, differs from conscientiousness, thus resolving the ambiguity in the literature. It is noteworthy that this dataset contributes to clarifying the distinction between grit and conscientiousness and dispelling the misconception of the "jangle fallacy." Researchers interested in the domains of personality and grit will find this dataset valuable for further analysis and exploration. Please ensure proper citation of the original study when using this dataset.



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