Abstract: The purpose of this study was to investigate the moderating effect of growth mindset on the relationship between academic grades and self-esteem among 350 adolescents in Korea. For the analysis, SPSS Win.21.0 and SPSS MACRO process were used. Reliability analysis, descriptive statistics, correlation analysis, mean comparison analysis, path analysis and biased correction bootstrap were conducted. Results of the study are as follow. First, there was a statistically significant correlation between academic grades, self-esteem and growth mindset. Second, in the macro process analysis, the conditional effect of academic grades on self-esteem was significant and regression coefficients of interaction of academic grades and growth mind set were statistically significant. The effect of academic grades on self-esteem was validated relative to dependence on growth mindset. Third, as a result of bootstrapping, growth mindset regulated the relationship between academic grades and self-esteem in the group with high growth mindset but not in the low group. Results will be used as a new model for the interaction of academic grades and growth mindset that can enhance self-esteem.
Yeoun Kyoung Hwang and Chang Seek Lee, 2018. The Moderating Effects of Growth Mindset on the Relationship between Academic Grades and Self-Esteem. Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 13: 3848-3852.