The Effects of Growth Mindset on Student Adaptability

Date of Award

Fall 12-19-2019

Document Type

Project (696 or 796 registration)

Degree Name

Master of Science in Curriculum & Instruction


Graduate Studies

Committee Chair

Michael Coquyt



Students in these researcher’s classrooms had either a fixed mindset, the belief that they could not learn something new, or a growth mindset, the belief that they could learn new material. The purpose of this research study was to see how teaching students Growth Mindset Strategies could improve their outlook and result in better academic performance. In this study, the specific growth mindset strategy taught was how to adapt to new situations. The study was conducted with Kindergarten and First Grade students. After successfully teaching this strategy, the researchers observed some of the students adapting well to new or difficult situations. Further research could determine if a positive outlook and adaptation strategies will improve student’s academic performance.

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