ERIC Number: EJ656257
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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Implicit Theories of Intelligence across Academic Domains: A Study of Meaning Making in Adolescents of Mexican Descent.
Quihuis, Gisell; Bempechat, Janine; Jimenez, Norma V.; Boulay, Beth A.
New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, n96 p87-100 Sum 2002
Used quantitative and qualitative methodologies to examine the implicit theories of intelligence of low-income adolescents of Mexican descent and the meanings they attached to these theories in four academic domains. Found that even students who were designated as entity theorists (intelligence as a fixed trait) on the basis of questionnaire responses asserted positions consistent with incremental theory (intelligence as malleable) when interviewed. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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