Document Type : Primary Research paper
PhD,Assistant Professor, Department of Social Work, Bishop Heber College
After studying the behaviour of thousands of children, Dr. Dweck coined the terms fixed mindset and growth mindset to describe the underlying beliefs people have about learning and intelligence. When students believe they can get smarter, they understand that effort makes them stronger. Growth mindset is one of the most talked about phrases in education, and something that teachers up and down the country are trying to develop in their students. Academic stress is defined as the body’s response to academic related demands that exceed adaptive capabilities of students. Post Graduate and Undergraduate Social Work Students of two institutions one in India and One in Zambia comprised the population of the study. Simple Random Sampling method was used to collect the data. Questionnaire method was followed to collect the data from the students. Most of the respondents perceive a moderate level of stress with regard to the dimensions inadequate facilities, fear of failure, Interpersonal relationships with teachers, Personal inadequacy, and Overall academic stress. With regard to Growth mindset most of the respondents have a Growth mindset. Academic Stress is having a negative significant relationship with Growth mindset.