The IUP Journal of Organizational Behavior
Are Mindsets Correlated to Demographics in Indian Management Institutions?

Article Details
Pub. Date : April, 2022
Product Name : The IUP Journal of Organizational Behavior
Product Type : Article
Product Code : IJOB070422
Author Name : Prasad R, Aryasri A R and Prabhu Kumar A
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Subject/Domain : Arts & Humanities
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No. of Pages : 37



Management education in India has evolved considerably over the past few decades. However, the quality of learning outcomes in Management Institutions (MI) remains a challenge. Past studies examined how student mindsets (Dweck, 2017) influence motivation and engagement for better outcomes. This pan-India study examines mindset as a non-cognitive measure influencing learning in MIs in India using the Dweck Mindset Instrument (DMI). The respondents included students, faculty, leadership and placement managers. Confirmatory Factor analysis established reliability, validity, goodness of fit and factors of the revised mindset instrument. Correlation, ANOVA and t-tests were used to compare mindset with demographics. Reliability and construct validity of DMI were established. The mindset is positively associated with age, income, native place, highest educational qualification, and role. It has no association with gender, discipline in bachelor's degree, quantum of experience, institution location, type of institution or size of student intake. Mindset can be used to understand varying institutional contexts and suggest development initiatives for better outcomes.


Management Education in India
India has the highest number of students pursuing Management Education (ME) in the world (Economist, 2016). It is seen as a desirable qualification for good management jobs. The entrance examination for MBA admission to premier institutes, the Common Admission Test (CAT), had 2.3 lakh applicants in 2020 (Mitra, 2020). Many states also conduct similar entrance tests for colleges affiliated to universities in their state. Armed with such scores, 2.37 lakh students enrolled for MBA in 2020-21 through 3,083 Institutions (AICTE Dashboard, 2021).