Topic: Well-Being
Grade: All Grades, K-3, 4-6, 7-9, 10-12
Type of Resource: Research Summary/Report

It is suggested that students with growth mind-set traits exhibit greater adaptive psychological behaviours (e.g. positive response to failure), and consequently higher academic achievement. As a result some educators have implemented growth mind-set interventions to help students achieve better grades and scores on standardized tests. Given the rise in funding for and interest in mind-set interventions, it is important to comprehensively evaluate the effectiveness of these programs on academic achievement, as well as the circumstances under which effectiveness is enhanced or diminished.

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