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Growth Mindset Training to Increase Women's Self-Efficacy in Science and Engineering: A Randomized-Controlled Trial

Abstract Undeclared undergraduates participated in an experimental study designed to explore the impact of an Internet-delivered "growth mindset" training on indicators of women's engagement in science, engineering, technology, and mathematics ("STEM") disciplines. This intervention was hypothesized to increase STEM self-efficacy and intentions to pursue STEM by strengthening beliefs in intelligence as malleable ("IQ attitude") and discrediting gender-math stereotypes (strengthening "stereotype disbelief"). Hypothesized relationships between these outcome variables were specified in a path model. The intervention was also hypothesized to bolster academic achievement. Participants consisted of 298 women ... (more)
Created Date 2014
Contributor Fabert, Natalie (Author) / Bernstein, Bianca L. (Advisor) / Kinnier, Richard (Committee member) / Dawes, Mary (Committee member) / Bekki, Jennifer (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Counseling psychology / Educational psychology / Social psychology / academic intervention / achievement motivation / career counseling / gender stereotypes / growth mindset / self-efficacy
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 274 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Counseling Psychology 2014
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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