Predicting Grit for College Students: The Impact of Parental Workaholism and Students’ Meaning in Life on Academic Probation

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At many accredited institutions, college students must maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA or higher to successfully matriculate at their academic institutions. Those who fall short of this threshold are placed on academic probation, which can lead to academic suspension and ultimately, attrition. The degree of ‘grit’ that students possess has often been explored in relation to academic achievement. However, few researchers have explored the relationship between grit and other factors that can influence college adjustment, such as students’ parents’ orientation towards work and students’ personal views of life’s meaningfulness. The current study was designed to determine whether students’ grit scores could be predicted based on their parents’ workaholism tendencies and the students’ meaning in life scores.