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Bachelor of Arts
Dr. Crystal L. Hoyt
Dr. Jessica Flanigan
Dr. Kelly Shaw
Currently, there is a severe lack of women’s participation in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Growth mindsets are beneficial for both men and women’s interest and engagement in computer science. Growth mindsets are particularly beneficial for women because a growth mindset predicts women’s learning engagement. In addition, growth mindsets are particularly important for maladaptive perfectionists and can lead to higher levels of efficacy. These findings have important implications for how to increase participation of currently underrepresented groups in STEM fields.
Soskin, Madeline, "Mindsets matter: increasing participation in STEM through growth mindsets" (2015). Honors Theses. 920.