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Fall 2019


Growth mindset continues to be a popular topic of conversation in the field of education. The purpose of this study was to observe and analyze the impact growth mindset intervention can have on student’s performance as well as their self-efficacy in physical education. This study took place in an elementary school in the northwest suburbs of Minneapolis, using four different 4th grade classes. For this study, the author collected data in the form of pre- and post- Likert scale surveys as well as pre- and post- presidential fitness tests. Classes were randomly selected to receive growth mindset intervention or be in a control group. Students in the growth mindset intervention group received and participated in different growth mindset lessons, feedback, and instruction throughout the time of the study. Constant comparison method as well as descriptive statistics was used to analyze survey and fitness test data, resulting in a couple different themes.