The Effectiveness of Dweck’s Mind Set Intervention on Students’ Negative Orientation Towards Problem and Hopelessness during the COVID-19

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1 Department of Psychology and Education of Children with Special Needs, Faculty of Education and Psychology, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran.

2 Department of Psychology and Educational of children with Special Needs, faculty of Educational and Psychology, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran.


Aim: The aim of the present study was to investigate the Effectiveness of Dweck’s Mindset intervention on negative orientation towards problem and hopelessness in high school students. Method: The present study is an applied type and the project’s plan was a quasi-experimental study(pretest-posttest) and a control group. The statistical population consisted high school students (female) in Isfahan who were selected using multi-stage random sampling method. Negative Orientation Towards Problem questionnaire(NPOQ) and The Beck Hopelessness Scale(BHS) were research tools. 183 students completed the questionnaires. In the first screening step, 50 students were selected by purposive sampling. 30 students were randomly placed in the second step into experimental(n=15) and control groups(n=15). The experimental group received 8 sessions. Data were analyzed using MANCOVA by SPSS-23. Findings: There was a significant difference between experimental and control groups in the negative orientation towards problem(P<0.01) and Dweck’s Mind Set reduced that. But in the hopelessness Scale, it has only been effective on the dimensions of despair in achieving desires and negative expectations of the future. Conclusion: Based on the results the motivational Dweck’s MindSet intervention has been affected on diminish negative orientation to the problem, negative expectations of the future and hope in achieving the desires.


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