Psychometric Assessment of the Short Grit Scale (Grit-S) using the Rasch Model in a Malaysian Polytechnic Students’ Sample


  • Mohd Effendi a.k.a. Ewan Mohd Matore Faculty of Education, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi, Malaysia
  • Norazlinda Mohamad Europasia Engineering Services Sdn. Bhd, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
  • Ahmad Zamri Khairani School of Educational Studies, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia
  • Tanesh N. Segar Faculty of Education, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi, Malaysia



Grit, Psychometric, Assessment, Technical Students, Rasch Model


The study investigated the psychometric assessment of grit questions in the setting of a technical student using the Rasch model. Random sampling techniques were chosen among 468 polytechnic students. The results showed eight Short Grit Scale (Grit-S) items met the requirements of the Rasch model. These items can measure grit for technical students’ context, but there is ample room for further progress in determining the quality of grit items’ development in different settings. In a nutshell, Grit-S needs to generate more items to cater to people with higher abilities so that they can tested with more complex items.


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How to Cite

Mohd Matore, M. E. a.k.a. E., Mohamad, N., Khairani, A. Z., & Segar, T. N. (2023). Psychometric Assessment of the Short Grit Scale (Grit-S) using the Rasch Model in a Malaysian Polytechnic Students’ Sample. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 8(SI15), 127–132.