Table 4

IM resident physicians’ mean scores on, factor loadings of and internal consistency reliability of the Grit-S (N=472)

ItemMean score (SD)Item loadingCronbach α
Consistency of interestPerseverance of effort
Consistency of Interest (reverse scored)0.84
1. New ideas and projects sometimes distract me from previous ones.2.99 (0.95)0.830.002
3. I have been obsessed with a certain idea or project for a short time but later lost interest.3.39 (0.95)0.840.11
5. I often set a goal but later choose to pursue a different one.3.63 (0.88)0.800.26
6. I have difficulty maintaining my focus on projects that take more than a few months to complete.3.56 (1.03)0.760.29
Overall consistency of Interest mean3.39 (0.79)
Perseverance of effort0.71
2. Setbacks don't discourage me.3.40 (0.94)0.080.49
4. I am a hard worker.4.48 (0.70)0.050.86
7. I finish whatever I begin.3.95 (0.84)0.470.63
8. I am diligent.4.33 (0.72)0.170.87
Overall perseverance of effort mean4.04 (0.59)
Grit-S overall1–53.72 (0.59)0.82
  • Grit-S, short grit scale; IM, internal medicine.