Factorial Validity of the Implicit Thoughts, Emotion, and Behavior Questionnaire

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 1,6
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Session 6: Recent Developments in Assessment and Research

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. understand the factor structure a growth mindset instrument.
  2. understand past research related to a growth mindset assessment in a new domain.
  3. understand implications of a specific growth mindset instrument.


The Implicit Theories of Thoughts, Emotions, and Behavior Questionnaire was developed to assess growth mindset in the area of mental health for youth and only has initial validation evidence. The current study reports further structural validity evidence based on an exploratory factor analysis using a large, diverse sample of middle-late adolescents. Findings support its three-factor structure and the utility of the scale will be discussed.



Kelsey Walker, University of Memphis
Xu (Lilya) Jiang, University of Memphis


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