Children’s mindset is strongly based on the education. For those children who do not have exposure to proper education, it is the society that shapes the mindset. This is a serious and crucial area as this lies as the foundation for the rest of the life. In this study, the literature has clearly shown that the mindsets tend to change with age and has revealed certain factors that the cognitive mind is dependent upon (Ricci, 2013). In addition to it, research methodologies have also been used to analyse the variables based on which the mindsets of children have changed over a period of time. These variables are used to further identify the mindsets of different population. Based on the variables set for the analysis, there are two types of beliefs – fixed and growth. Fixed beliefs exhibit lower motivation and performance. On the other hand, growth beliefs exhibit higher motivation and performance. There are two conditions set to the participants in the study.
The mindset scale has been set to analyse the results from the participants who have participated in the study. For a specific math puzzle that differed in their toughness levels, the participants were analysed for their choice of problem. One puzzle was tough and the other was easier. The age of participants is between 9 and 15 years. There were certain variations in the sampling already evolved. However, the participants were exposed to the same scenario throughout to determine the factors they make use of to take a decision. The decision was then categorized in the form of a table and the factors included – strong growth, growth with some fixed ideas, fixed with some growth ideas and strong fixed. It is quite evident from their answers that elder people were inclined to personal beliefs that indirectly motivated to the decisions made by them. On the other hand, younger ones were not inclined to anything in particular and took free decisions (Ricci, 2013).