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ERIC Number: EJ1148938
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jun
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1941-3432
College Student Mind-Set: Does Student-Parental Relationship Influence the Student's Mind-Set?
Waithaka, Abel Gitimu; Furniss, Teresa M.; Gitimu, Priscilla N.
Research in Higher Education Journal, v32 Jun 2017
The purpose of this study was to examine influence mother and father nurturance on college students fixed and growth mindset. Studies have shown that students who have support of their parents have a better chance of acquiring a growth mindset and attitudes in order to succeed in post-secondary education. Data were collected among 167 adult college students, representing 137 (82%) female and 30 (18%) male participants. The participants completed a demographic survey, the Parental (Father) Nurturance Scale with 24 items, Parental (Mother) Nurturance Scale with 24 items and the Mindset Scale with 20 items. A One-Way ANOVA showed that there was a significant difference in a student's growth mindset that showed high social supports and life satisfaction for both traditional and non-traditional students. [This article appears in the v32 Jun 2017 issue of the journal, an editorial error cites v31 Jun 2017 on this PDF.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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