Universality of implicit theories: Are intelligence and personality both unchangeable?

Zijuan CHENG, Kit Tai HAU

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Abstract

Are personality, intelligence and other personal attributes inherited and unchangeable? The present study attempts to understand whether there is a general belief that governs students' view of the changeability of these personal attributes. The subjects were 555 junior secondary 1 students in China. Comparisons of a number of competitive models using structural equation modeling on the survey data were conducted. Results tended to support a common and general implicit theory across personality, intelligence and other personal attributes. That is, there is a general belief that governs students' view on the changeability of personality, intelligence and other personal attributes.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2000

Citation

Cheng, Z.-J., & Hau, K.-T. (2000, July). Universality of implicit theories: Are intelligence and personality both unchangeable? Paper presented at the 27th International Congress of Psychology, Stockholm, Sweden.

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