By Xu Qin, Alberto Guzman-Alvarez, and Ming-Te Wang
University of Pittsburgh
Center for Creative Leadership
This study investigated the underlying causal mediation mechanism that might explain why and how the impact of growth mindset interventions vary across different types of schools. The authors found challenge-seeking behavior played a significant mediating role, but only in medium-achieving schools. Implications for designing interventions are discussed.
Qin, X., Wormington, S., Guzman-Alvarez, A. & Wang, M-T. (2021). Why does a growth mindset intervention impact achievement differently across secondary schools? Unpacking the causal mediation mechanism from a national multisite randomized experiment. Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 14(3), 617-644, DOI: 10.1080/19345747.2021.1894520