Journal of East China Normal University(Educational Sciences) ›› 2023, Vol. 41 ›› Issue (4): 22-32.doi: 10.16382/j.cnki.1000-5560.2023.04.002

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Does Growth Mindset Affect Students’ Social and Emotional Skills Development: Empirical Analyses Based on OECD Social and Emotional Skills Study

Zhongjing Huang1, Kaiyue Shang2, Jing Zhang2   

  1. 1. Department of Education, Faculty of Education, East China Normal University, Shanghai 20062, China
    2. Department of Educational Psychology, Faculty of Education, East China Normal University, Shanghai 20062, China
  • Accepted:2022-12-02 Online:2023-04-01 Published:2023-03-11


Mindset plays a decisive role in people’s words and deeds. This study adopted the OECD-Suzhou data to explore the growth mindset of 10-year-old and 15-year-old adolescents in social and emotional skills from the perspective of students, parents, and teachers, as well as the relationship between their thinking patterns and abilities. The results of the study show that, first, the growth mindset of students’ social and emotional skills is restricted by socioeconomic status. Second, the growth mindset of students, parents, and teachers’ social and emotional skills is significantly positive, relevant, and predictive for students’ social and emotional skills. This result has enriched the current research on growth-oriented mindset and society and skills, and pointed out and provided new ways and new measures to promote the cultivation of the social and emotional skills of our teenagers.

Key words: adolescents, growth mindset, social and emotional skills, regression analyses