Evaluation of the Level of Perseverance in Adolescents

Authors

  • Florina Grațiela Șchiopu-Constantin PhD student, Montemorelos University, Mexico, 1080172@alumno.UM.edu.mx

Keywords:

Perseverance, instrument validation, values education, quality of learning, Secondary school, grit

Abstract

The importance of perseverance in students' development and the learning process in today's society is increasingly a subject of thinking and implementation. This is seen as a must in education if we intend to assess behaviors and not only the information students acquire. Moreover, following the idea that values are transmitted both through family and school, we understand the importance of both, as seen in the specialized literature. This study mentions the importance of perseverance in the long term in students' lives while performing their duties and also in their relationships with their peers. This is due to improve the quality of learning and performing in different fields.

Moreover, this research dealt with the value of perseverance and proposed a validated instrument. It started from the idea that perseverance value is an ingredient that is tremendously needed in accomplishing one's goals, and it is something without which, most of the time, we will not be able to develop and grow. While all people want to be successful, only a few people know that success is to be accompanied by discipline, motivation, and perseverance. The instrument's items were initially grouped into five dimensions: Perseverance in Academic Achievement, Perseverance in Peer Relationships, Perseverance in Moral Behavior, Perseverance in Health Habits, and Perseverance in Physical Fields. The proposed instrument was tested in Mihai Ionescu Highschool, Bucharest, Romania, on a sample of 192 students, eight classes from the Secondary School, from fifth to eighth grade. The research design is Quantitative. Item analysis, exploratory factorial analysis, and reliability analysis led to item selection and the final design. As a result of the analysis, some items were taken out. The final model consists of 15 items grouped into four dimensions: Perseverance in Academic Achievement, Perseverance in Peer Relationships, Perseverance in Moral-Spiritual Behavior, and Perseverance in Physical Health. The instrument was given the name P-PARM. Future research will help in the subsequent enrichment of the instrument.

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Published

2023-08-03