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

  1. Christopher Devers, Indiana Wesleyan University, United States
  2. Douglas Daugherty, Indiana Wesleyan University, United States
  3. Timothy Steenbergh, Indiana Wesleyan University, United States
  4. Jason Runyan, Indiana Wesleyan University, United States
  5. Lorne Oke, Indiana Wesleyan University, United States
  6. Alexandra Alayan, Wheaton College, United States

Tuesday, June 28 4:20-4:40 PM

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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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49494
Type
Brief Paper: Other
Topics
Authoring Tools Evaluation of Impact Research Perspectives
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