The Buddhist-Integrated Practice for Mindset Development: A Case Study of Successful People in the Domain of Living

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Kannikar Khaw-ngern Wutthinant Kantatian

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This article was part of the dissertation entitled "The Buddhist-Integrated Practice for Mindset Development: A Case Study of Successful People in the Domain of Living according to Sufficiency Economy" with three objectives: (1) to study Carol S. Dweck’s mindset theory and Buddhist practice for mindset development (2) to analyze the local intellectuals’ mindset and their thinking process which correlated with Dweck’s best practice and Buddhist practice, and (3) to introduce Buddhist-integrated practice for mindset development to increase individual goal achievement in the domain of living according to Sufficiency Economy.  This study was a qualitative research using mixed methods of documentary research and in-depth interview of 55 local intellectuals as key informants.


The results showed that The Buddhist-integrated practice for mindset development was the integration of three mindset development approaches which were Dweck’s mindset development best practice, the local intellectual’s mindset development practice, and Buddhist practice. The aim of the Buddhist-integrated practice for mindset development was to enable an individual to change their fixed mindset to righteous growth mindset. The Buddhist-integrated practice for mindset development aimed to (1) develop growth mindset and (2) identify righteous view or wrong view following Buddhist principle. The Buddhist-integrated practice for righteous growth mindset is productive for higher goal achievement in other domains of living.

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