Cypriot Journal of Educational Sciences, cilt.14, ss.257-265, 2019 (Diğer Kurumların Hakemli Dergileri)
The study tested the relationships between personality, grit and grade point averages (GPAs) among university students. The
sample was 406 undergraduate students (299 females and 107 males) from three universities in Istanbul. The instruments
used in the study were Grit-S and the Big-Five Inventory. The data were analysed through a path analysis. The results of the
path analysis for the first model exploring the relationship between personality and GPA through the mediating role of grit
showed that the model did not seem sufficiently applicable for the data. In the second model, grit and neuroticism were
determined as independent variables predicting GPA, whereby it seemed that conscientiousness mediated this relationship.
The results for the second model showed that the neuroticism has significantly negative relationship with grit; grit has
significantly positive relation to conscientiousness and conscientiousness has a significantly positive relationship with GPA.