Knowing is believing? A student- and parent-based RCT on information regarding future jobs and growth-mindset to raise future ambition and academic achievements
with Warn Lekfuangfu (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)
Hybrid event
Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER)
Maison des Sciences Humaines
11, Porte des Sciences
L-4366 Esch-sur-Alzette / Belval
LISER Conference room (1st floor)
11:00 am
12:30 pm
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Joint work with Warn N. Lekfuangfu (UC3M), with Norachit Jirasatthumb (KKU), Phumsith Mahasuweerachai (KKU) and Suphanit Piyapromdee (UCL).

We design a set of randomised controlled interventions, which intends to address the gaps in aspirations and income expectations across families of different socioeconomic statuses. We conduct the school-level intervention in the classroom with primary- and middle-school students and their main carers in Thailand with two main intervention arms (i) a course on career perspective, and (ii) a course on Growth Mindset. As in many developing countries, children’s beliefs and outcomes are highly influenced by parents, and the second set of our interventions is extended to a randomly selected group of parents who receive both curricula. Preliminary results, measured soon after the intervention concluded, show that middle-school students are more responsive to our intervention in their skills (test score and noncognitive), their beliefs about their future, and their views on gendered occupational choices.

Supported by the Luxembourg National Research Fund (RESCOM/2021/16537536)

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