The Student Experience Research Network is excited to announce that initial findings are now available for the 13 studies funded through the National Study of Learning Mindsets Early Career Fellowship. While many of these studies are ongoing, each fellow has produced a snapshot of their research that summarizes results and implications to date. The snapshots are intended to be accessible to a broad audience.
The fellowship is a project of the Student Experience Research Network and the University of Texas at Austin’s Population Research Center, with funding from the Bezos Family Foundation. It was designed to support early career scholars to leverage new data from the National Study of Learning Mindsets, a nationally representative randomized controlled trial of an online growth mindset program administered to 9th grade students.
Thirteen emerging scholars received fellowships. They represent the fields of computer science, economics, education policy, psychology, quantitative methods, and statistics. Initial findings from their projects are available in our research library at the following links, and in each fellow’s profile on our National Study of Learning Mindsets Early Career Fellowship page.
- Adolescents’ fixed mindset and stereotype concerns in mathematics: Their relations to anxiety, challenge avoidance, and achievement by Eunjin Seo
- Can a growth mindset program overcome persistent messages about the stability of intelligence? by Alison Koenka
- Estimating the impact of growth mindset on high school mathematics performance and course-taking by Soobin Kim
- Exploring the role of emotion in students’ response to a growth mindset program by Manyu Li
- Exploring teachers’ growth mindsets and the differential treatment of high- and low-ability students by Alexander Browman
- False growth mindsets by Nicholas Buttrick
- Growing together: Assessing the peer-effects of a growth mindset intervention by Guillaume Basse
- How does adopting a growth mindset improve academic performance? Probing the underlying mechanisms in a nationally representative sample by Maithreyi Gopalan
- Investigating teachers’ implicit attitudes toward social groups by Jazmin Brown-Iannuzzi
- Identifying supportive contexts for mindset interventions: A two-model machine learning approach by Nigel Bosch
- Relations among students’ motivation, mathematics anxiety, and mathematics achievement by Nicole Sorhagen
- The formation of learning profiles in context: Mathematics anxiety, achievement, and interest in adolescents by Michael Broda
- Why does growth mindset impact achievement differently across schools? Unpacking the mediation mechanism from a national multisite randomized experiment by Xu Qin
The fellowship officially concluded with a capstone event on October 17th in Seattle, Washington, where fellows gave excellent presentations about their projects, received feedback from peers and advisors, and celebrated their accomplishments. The Student Experience Research Network will continue to share updates on the scholars’ research and future collaborations within this interdisciplinary community.
Pictured above, from left to right in the back row: Nigel Bosch, Nicole Sorhagen, Michael Broda, Nicholas Buttrick, Alexander Browman, and Soobin Kim. In the front row: Maithreyi Gopalan, Manyu Li, Eunjin Seo, Jazmin Brown-Iannuzzi, Alison Koenka, and Guillaume Basse. Not pictured: Xu Qin.