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Grit, happiness and life satisfaction among professionals: a correlational study.

It is commonly observed that people who are consistent towards their goals and wants to achieve them are commonly happy and satisfied with their lives because they are academically successful, paving the path for a lucrative future. We also observed that these individuals tend to be happier and satisfied with their life as a whole. Therefore this research is co-relating the level of grit with higher level of happiness and life satisfaction among 100 professionals; like doctors, teachers, lawyers, engineers and bankers. This research incorporates grit scale by Angela Duckworth, subjective happiness scale by Lyubomirsky and satisfaction with life scale by Diener. Our study concluded that the level of grit, happiness and life satisfaction are positively correlated. Data was analyzed by applying SPSS Pearson’s correlation test. This research will benefit people and give them motivation that one doesn’t need to be academically strong throughout to become successful, since consistency and effort also play a major part in success. This can be applied to individuals in schools and organizations. In schools and academic institutions teachers can help students to build grit and organizations can apply this on their employees. It will also motivate students, since success can increase the chances of being happy and satisfied from life.

Author(s): Bisma Mazhar Khan, Ali Mahmood Khan