Mothers' daily person and process praise: implications for children's theory of intelligence and motivation.

@article{Pomerantz2013MothersDP,
  title={Mothers' daily person and process praise: implications for children's theory of intelligence and motivation.},
  author={Eva M. Pomerantz and Sara G Kempner},
  journal={Developmental psychology},
  year={2013},
  volume={49 11},
  pages={2040-6}
}
This research examined if mothers' day-to-day praise of children's success in school plays a role in children's theory of intelligence and motivation. Participants were 120 children (mean age = 10.23 years) and their mothers who took part in a 2-wave study spanning 6 months. During the first wave, mothers completed a 10-day daily interview in which they reported on their use of person (e.g., "You are smart") and process (e.g., "You tried hard") praise. Children's entity theory of intelligence… CONTINUE READING
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