A review of growth mindset intervention in higher education : the case for infographics in cultivating mindset behaviors

Michelle W.T. CHENG*, Man Lai LEUNG, Justin Chun Him LAU

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

To explore effective growth mindset intervention that is applicable for the higher education setting, study 1 conducted a systematic review to analyze relevant literature published between 2010 and 2021. We identified 13 papers and synthesized the results of these studies to understand how the intervention was designed, conducted, and evaluated, pointing out the lack of attention to visual images as mindset intervention in the existing literature. Accordingly, in study 2, a set of infographic materials was developed and delivered to thirty participants recruited in a university to cultivate a growth mindset. The participants were randomly assigned to an experimental or control group. To measure the effectiveness of the intervention, participants are required to complete a pre-and post-survey. Significant differences were found between the two groups after 6-week intervention, as the experimental group perceived intelligence significantly more malleable. Weekly reflections were analyzed to evaluate the impacts of the designed materials.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1335-1362
Number of pages28
JournalSocial Psychology of Education
Volume24
Issue number5
Early online date23 Aug 2021
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2021
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The first author is the recipient of the Research Grants Council Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme (PDFS2021-8H01) funded by the University Grants Committee.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2021, The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature B.V.

Keywords

  • Experimental study
  • Growth mindset
  • Literature review
  • Mixed methods

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