Past studies have documented the positive impacts of the growth mindset of intelligence and conscientiousness on subjective well-being. The current study endeavors to unpack the mechanisms through which the growth mindset of intelligence and conscientiousness influence negative affect by examining the mediating role of school burnout. A total of 106 university students (34 male and 72 female) aged from 17 to 23 years (M = 19.99, SD = 1.50) in Hong Kong took part in this study. The respondents completed an online questionnaire that encompassed the Implicit Theories of Intelligence Scale (ITIS), the conscientiousness subscale of the Big Five Inventory-2 Extra-Short Form (BFI-2-XS), the School Burnout Inventory (SBI), and the negative affect subscale of the Positive and Negative Affect Schedule (PANAS). The results showed that the growth mindset of intelligence and conscientiousness were negatively associated with school burnout, which in turn was positively associated with negative affect. Moreover, it was found that the indirect effect of the growth mindset of intelligence on negative affect via school burnout was significant. The indirect effect of conscientiousness on negative affect via school burnout was also found to be significant. The present findings provide insights into the mechanisms underlying the relationships of the growth mindset of intelligence and conscientiousness with negative affect.
|Publication status||Published - 15 Jul 2022|
|Event||12th Conference for Chinese Psychologists - Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China|
Duration: 13 Jul 2022 → 15 Jul 2022
|Conference||12th Conference for Chinese Psychologists|
|Country/Territory||Taiwan, Province of China|
|Period||13/07/22 → 15/07/22|