Global Mindset Initiative Paper 3: Measuring Growth Mindset Classroom Cultures

39 Pages Posted: 27 Aug 2021

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Kali Trzesniewski

University of California Davis

David Yeager

University of Texas at Austin - Department of Psychology

Diego Catalán Molina

University of California Davis

Susana Claro

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Catherine Oberle

University of California Davis

Mary Murphy

Indiana University Bloomington - Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences

Date Written: August 25, 2021

Abstract

The next step in promoting growth mindsets in youth is to develop supporting classroom cultures in which students both experience a high-quality student intervention and have teachers who received a growth mindset training program. Developing high-quality measures is an important step in the development and testing process of such an intervention and realizing the full promise of growth mindset research. High-quality measures provide insight into questions such as, for whom an intervention is effective and why it is effective, providing important lessons that can be used to better help teachers create a growth mindset classroom culture more reliably and across contexts. This paper introduces a framework and research agenda for developing valid, scalable measures of growth-mindset culture, and describes the challenges researchers need to overcome to create this set of high-quality measures.

Keywords: measurement, growth mindset, classroom culture, student perceptions, teacher beliefs, teacher practices

Suggested Citation

Trzesniewski, Kali and Yeager, David and Catalán Molina, Diego and Claro, Susana and Oberle, Catherine and Murphy, Mary, Global Mindset Initiative Paper 3: Measuring Growth Mindset Classroom Cultures (August 25, 2021). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3911591 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3911591

Kali Trzesniewski (Contact Author)

University of California Davis ( email )

Davis, CA 95616
United States

David Yeager

University of Texas at Austin - Department of Psychology ( email )

Austin, TX 78712
United States

Diego Catalán Molina

University of California Davis ( email )

Davis, CA 95616
United States

Susana Claro

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile ( email )

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Macul, 780436
Chile

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Catherine Oberle

University of California Davis ( email )

Davis, CA 95616
United States

Mary Murphy

Indiana University Bloomington - Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences ( email )

Bloomington, IN 47405
United States

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