Skip to content

Dweck Mindset Instrument (DMI)


The Dweck Mindset Instrument (DMI) evaluates how individuals view their intelligence – with four statements each for fixed and incremental perspectives. Another set of four statements focuses on talent development. The questionnaire claims to reliably measure mindset, but precise reliability and validity figures aren’t widely available, despite its frequent use as a self-completion survey.


The DMI is frequently used in psychology and relevant college courses.

Typical Performance

We do not know of any published results with typical performance. As the LASSO platform collects more data, we will be able to offer better guidance on student performance.


The DMI has focused on college students, especially psychology. Relevant articles are listed below:

      Dweck, C. (2006). Mindset: The new psychology of success. New York, NY: Ballantine Books.

      Wesselink, J. M. (2019). Simplifying and pre-testing the Dweck Mindset Instrument and Self-Efficacy Formative Questionnaire among VMBO students: Using the Three-Step Test-Interview (TSTI) (Bachelor’s thesis, University of Twente).


We recommend using Google Scholar and the citations listed under validation to find articles of interest.

Example LASSO Report

Please follow this link to our example report for concept inventories.

Similar Instruments