ERIC Number: ED312057
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Apr
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Theories of Intelligence: Background and Measures.
Dweck, Carol S.; Henderson, Valanne L.
Research on implicit beliefs or theories about intelligence has shown that those with entity theories tend to be oriented toward performance goals--that is, toward documenting their intelligence, while those with incremental theories tend to be oriented toward learning goals--that is, toward developing their intelligence. This paper discusses measures used to assess individuals' theories, confidence, and goal orientation. Appendices provide: (1) an intelligence belief measure suitable for children 10 years of age and older; (2) three confidence measures: one suitable for children 9-12 years of age, and two suitable for children of 12 years and older; and (3) a goal orientation measure. Concluding remarks express the hope that the measures will prove to be useful to other researchers. (RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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