Paper Information

Journal:   JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY AND EDUCATION   Fall-Winter 2003-2004 , Volume 33 , Number 2; Page(s) 71 To 108.
 
Paper: 

CHILDREN"S AND ADOLESCENT"S CONCEPTION OF INTELLIGENCE: DEVELOPMENT OF THE IMPLICIT THEORY OF INTELLIGENCE

 
 
Author(s):  HEJAZI E.*
 
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Abstract: 
The purpose of this study was to investigate the development of children"s and adolescentsis conception of intellience. 240 girl and boy students with 8, to, 12 and 14 years-old, averaged academic achievement, from 1 and 18 academic districts of Tehran were selected randomly (60 girls and boys in each age). For evaluation conception of intelligence, a semi interview with 4 dimensions (definition of intelligence and intelligent, qualities associated with intelligence, Source of intelligence, Constancy and malleability of intelligence) was used. The results indicated that:
1. detinition of intelligence and intelligent is based on visible signs and behavior from 8 to 14 yer-olds;
2. defining intelligence by academic behavior declines from 8 to 14 years-old;
3. Majority of children and adolescents had believed in experience as the molal source of intelligence; 4. Belief on cangeable property of intelligence and tendancy to indicate the both nature and nurture as the source of intelligence in observed from 8 to 14 years-old.
 
Keyword(s): CONCEPTION OF INTELLIGENCE. IMPLICIT THEORY OF INTELLIGENCE. CONSTANCY. MALLEABLITIY.
 
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