MINDSET AND GRIT AS THE PREDICTOR OF ACADEMIC SUCCESS
Studentsâ€™ worldview about their intelligence and passion towards learning is one of the biggest influence towards studentsâ€™ academic success. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to investigate the influence of mindset and grit on the academic success among accounting students atAzmanHashim International Business School (AHIBS), UniversitiTeknologi Malaysia (UTM). This study uses quantitative approach that utilized questionnaires as the method to gather data. A total of 113 respondents from the accounting program were selected via simple random sampling. In this study, mindset was measured by the Implicit Theories of Intelligence Scale (ITIS), grit by the Short Grit scale (Grit-S) and academic success by Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA). Data obtained from the questionnaires was analysed using Multiple Linear Regression analysis. The result of this study showed that fixed mindset and growth mindset were found to be significant in predicting accounting studentsâ€™ academic success (CGPA). However, this study found that grit was not a significant influence on the accounting studentsâ€™ academic success (CGPA). Therefore, the findings of this study would benefit future researcher for further research regarding this topic.
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