Ambler Area Running Club

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Runner's Survey

18 Jan 2014 11:57 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
From the mailbag:


Dear Running Club Administrator,

I am a Senior Honors student at Bryant University, completing my capstone research project. Like you and your members, I am a runner, and I am interested in the relationship between running, and a personality trait called "grit."

Angela Duckworth, an Associate Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, defines grit as “perseverance and passion towards long-term goals.” The question I am trying to answer is if running is an indicator of grit, or do gritty people run? What is the relationship, and how do running and grit build upon one another?

I would appreciate it greatly if you could help me in my research. Below is a link to a short survey which allows me to explore the relationship between running and grit. Would you please send this survey to members of your organization? You can help me explore the relationship between grit and running. The results of this study will not only help my academic efforts, but also contribute to a greater understanding of running psychology.

All individual survey results will be kept completely confidential. There is no obligation to participate. Please feel free to email me if you have any questions at

Link to the survey:

All the best, and happy running!
-Rohan Vakil

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