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

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posted on 2023-05-21, 10:20 authored by Schimschal, SE, Denis VisentinDenis Visentin, Rachel KornhaberRachel Kornhaber, Cleary, M
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.


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Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing










School of Health Sciences


Pitman, N. J., Charles B. Slack, inc.

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United States

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© 2022 Schimschal, Visentin, Kornhaber, et al.; licensee SLACK Incorporated. This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) License (, which permits use, sharing, adaptation, distribution and reproduction in any medium or format, as long as you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made.

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Expanding knowledge in psychology