Enhancing Student Success: Disseminating a Growth-Mindset and Social-Belonging Intervention with Smartphones

ID: 49494 Type: Brief Paper: Other
  1. Christopher Devers, Douglas Daugherty, Timothy Steenbergh, Jason Runyan, and Lorne Oke, Indiana Wesleyan University, United States
  2. Alexandra Alayan, Wheaton College, United States

Tuesday, June 28 4:20-4:40 PM Location: Grand Ballroom C

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Abstract: Smartphones are changing the world and offer a unique medium for delivering evidence-based interventions. This project explored the use of a smartphone app to provide first-year students with opportunities to learn about, and interact with, growth-mindset and social-belonging material throughout the semester. Overall, end-of-semester grade-point average was positively correlated with level of engagement with app-delivered growth-mindset material, social-belonging material, and overall use of the app. The results suggest that using smartphones to nudge students with noncognitive factors, such as growth-mindset and social-belonging, is one way to improve student success.


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