Student beliefs about intelligence: Relationship to learning

Glenda Stump, Jenefer Husman, Wen Ting Chung, Aaron Done

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Abstract

This study examined the relationship between engineering students' beliefs about intelligence and their self-efficacy for learning course material, their perceived use of deep learning strategies such as collaboration and knowledge building behaviors, and their course grade. Our results showed that self-efficacy, perceived use of collaborative learning strategies, and adaptive personal beliefs about intelligence were predictive of students' use of knowledge building behaviors. Intelligence beliefs were not predictive of course grade. These results contribute to the body of knowledge demonstrating the utility of these motivational concepts for understanding post secondary engineering students' effort and achievement; our results also provide important direction for educators, demonstrating the need to support incremental views of intelligence among engineering students.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication39th Annual Frontiers in Education Conference
Subtitle of host publicationImagining and Engineering Future CSET Education, FIE 2009
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009
Event39th Annual Frontiers in Education Conference: Imagining and Engineering Future CSET Education, FIE 2009 - San Antonio, TX, United States
Duration: Oct 18 2009Oct 21 2009

Publication series

NameProceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE
ISSN (Print)1539-4565

Other

Other39th Annual Frontiers in Education Conference: Imagining and Engineering Future CSET Education, FIE 2009
CountryUnited States
CitySan Antonio, TX
Period10/18/0910/21/09

Keywords

  • Academic achievement
  • Collaborative learning strategies
  • Intelligence beliefs
  • Knowledge-building behaviors
  • Self-efficacy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Education
  • Computer Science Applications

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    Stump, G., Husman, J., Chung, W. T., & Done, A. (2009). Student beliefs about intelligence: Relationship to learning. In 39th Annual Frontiers in Education Conference: Imagining and Engineering Future CSET Education, FIE 2009 [5350426] (Proceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE). https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2009.5350426