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How are sociodemographic factors and personality traits related to flourishing and growth mindset? A correlational study

Fuchs, S. (2021) How are sociodemographic factors and personality traits related to flourishing and growth mindset? A correlational study.

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Abstract:In research, a growing body of knowledge exists about the psychological concepts of flourishing and growth mindset, which play a crucial role in the field of positive psychology. Both concepts are considered to contribute significantly to people’s mental health. However, there is limited insight into what flourishers and individuals holding a growth mindset share in their characteristics. The present study aimed to examine sociodemographic and personality similarities between flourishers and individuals holding a growth mindset. A correlational analysis was conducted with 69 flourishers and 124 people with a growth mindset from Germany to explore the association between gender, age and education level, and the personality traits Extraversion, Conscientiousness and Openness to experience and both flourishing and growth mindset. The results showed no statistically significant correlations between gender, education level and personality traits with the state of flourishing and growth mindset, respectively. However, a moderately significant positive association was found between age and growth mindset (r(124) = .36, p < .001) but not flourishing. In conclusion, no similarities between flourishers and individuals with a growth mindset could be identified in the current study.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology BSc (56604)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/87414
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