National Edu News: Specialised Training Required for Implementing ECCE: Dr Venita Kaul  |  Cover Story: Elimination Round or Aptitude Test- How to Align CUET with NEP 2020 Goals  |  Life Inspirations: Master of a Dog House  |  Education Information: Climate Predictions: Is it all a Piffle!  |  Leadership Instincts: Raj Mashruwala Establishes CfHE Vagbhata Chair in Medical Devices at IITH   |  Parent Interventions: What Books Children Must Read this Summer Vacation   |  Rajagiri Round Table: Is Time Ripe for Entrepreneurial Universities in India?  |  Life Inspirations: How to Overcome Fear of Public Speaking  |  Teacher Insights: Guided Play Effective for Children  |  Teacher Insights: Doing Calculations Boosts Mental Strength  |  Best Practices: Hugging for Happiness  |  Parent Interventions: Is Frequent Childcare Outside of the Family Beneficial for a Child's Development  |  Health Monitor: How to Measure Attention?  |  Life Inspirations: From BC to AC: What Has Changed in Pandemic and What Has Not  |  Guest Column: The Biting Army  |  
October 21, 2019 Monday 11:08:56 AM IST

Project to boost ability of entrepreneurs

Parent Interventions

A low-cost intervention aimed at fostering a growth mindset in students gave the students more confidence in their entrepreneurship abilities and helped them persist when challenges arose, according to a study conducted at the North Carolina State University.

The researchers focused on fostering a growth mindset of entrepreneurship - the idea that everyone can improve their entrepreneurship ability. Growth mindsets - the belief that human attributes are malleable - help students to flourish. The finding is valuable because efficacy, or confidence in one's abilities, and perseverance are powerful motivators and are critical for career development in entrepreneurship.

The students who received the growth mindset intervention, reported greater entrepreneurial self-efficacy, such as confidence in their ability to identify new business opportunities and create new products. The intervention also fostered greater persistence. This low-cost approach can be easily integrated into the classroom and is a promising tool for increasing students' motivation in entrepreneurship.


Comments