Perseverance

Perseverance is correlated with higher life satisfaction[10]. Persistence or grit is associated with higher performance[4][6][7], resilience and positive emotionality[2] as long as it is within the bounds of rationality. Persistence supports goal-achievement[8][9] which in turn leads to greater happiness and health[1]. Persistence reduces negative emotions and increases positive emotions especially if a person is easy-going[1]. People scoring low on persistence are typically described behaviorally as changeable, irresolute, and easily discouraged[3]. People high in grit are more passionate about their goals[5].

Rate your health contributing behaviour so we can help you improve.

0.0%
I do not agree with this statement. I somewhat agree. This may sometimes be representative. I agree with this statement. It describes my situation very well.
I analyse and do research as part of achieving my goals.
I see failure as a natural part of the road to success.
I try again if I fail.
I solve problems rather than giving up when faced with a problem.
I am not easily distracted by things that are not important.
I focus on the end goal or vision when things get tough.
I am good at prioritising and reprioritising.
I know when to quit.
Login to be able to save your rating. As a logged in user we can aggregate your ratings and give you a better overview. The system will also be able to help you follow up on areas to improve.

Beginner   Intermediate   Advanced   All

Suggestions from the community

    Discuss this health aspect with others. Ask questions and get answers.

      Your private notes on perseverance

      Send me reminder on email

      Category: Spiritual health

      Research
      • [1] Cloninger, C.R., Zohar, A.H., Hirschman, S., Dahan, D., 2012. The psychological costs and benefits of being highly persistent: personality profiles distinguish mood disorders from anxiety disorders. J. Affect. Disord. 136, 758–766. View
      • [2] Cloninger, C.R., Bayon, C., Svrakic, D.M. , 1998. Measurement of tempera-ment and charac ter in mood disord ers: a model of fundamental statesas personality types. Journal of Affect ive D isorders 51, 21–32
      • [3] Cloninger, C.R., Svrakic, D.M., Przybeck, T.R., 1993. A psychobiological modelof temperament and character. Archives of General Psychiatry 50,975–990
      • [4] Rogers, CR, Lyon, HC, and Tausch, R (2013) On Becoming an Effective Teacher – Person-centered Dialogues with Carl R. Rogers and Harold Lyon. London: Routledge.ISBN 978-0-415-81698-4 pp. 87-94.
      • [5] Duckworth, A. L., Peterson, C., Matthews, M. D., & Kelly, D. R. (2007). Grit: Perseverance and Passion for Long-Term Goals. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology , 92 (6), 1087–1101.
      • [6] Maddi, S. R., Matthews, M. D., Kelly, D. R., Villarreal, B., & White, M. (2012). The Role of Hardiness and Grit in Predicting Performance and Retention of USMA Cadets. MILITARY PSYCHOLOGY , 24, 19–28.
      • [7] Silvia, P. J., Eddington, K. M., Beaty, R. E., Nusbaum, E. C., & Kwapil, T. R. (2013). Gritty people try harder: Grit and effort related cardiac autonomic activity during an active coping challenge. International Journal of Psychophysiology , 88, 200–205.
      • [8] Steinberg ML, Williams JM, Gandhi KK, Foulds J, Epstein EE, Brandon TH. Task Persistence Predicts Smoking Cessation in Smokers with and without Schizophrenia. Psychology of addictive behaviors?: journal of the Society of Psychologists in Addictive Behaviors. 2012;26(4):850-858. doi:10.1037/a0028375.
      • [9] Roberts, B. W., Kuncel, N. R., Shiner, R., Caspi, A., & Goldberg, L. R. (2007). The power of personality: The comparative validity of personality traits, socioeconomic status, and cognitive ability for predicting important life outcomes. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 2, 313–345. doi:10.1111/j.1745-6916.2007.00047.x10.1111/ppsc.2007.2.issue-4
      • [10] Martínez-Martí ML, Ruch W. Character strengths and well-being across the life span: data from a representative sample of German-speaking adults living in Switzerland. Frontiers in Psychology. 2014;5:1253. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2014.01253. View
      View next random