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ERIC Number: EJ1043611
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1380-3611
Assessing Teachers' Judgements of Students' Academic Motivation and Emotions across Two Rating Methods
Zhu, Mingjing; Urhahne, Detlef
Educational Research and Evaluation, v20 n5 p411-427 2014
The present study examines the accuracy of teachers' judgements about students' motivation and emotions in English learning with two different rating methods. A sample of 480 sixth-grade Chinese students reported their academic self-concept, learning effort, enjoyment, and test anxiety via a questionnaire and were rated on these dimensions by their 16 English teachers with single general and multiple specific items. Both single- and multiple-item ratings consistently show that teachers could rank students' academic self-concept, learning effort, and enjoyment with medium to high accuracy except test anxiety. It suggests that teachers should attend more to students' test anxiety to make accurate judgements. No differences were found between the two rating methods when comparing correlations and percentage agreement. It implies that the single-item rating could be adopted as an alternative to measure teachers' judgements of students' domain-specific motivation and emotions. To generalize the findings, further motivational and emotional constructs should be examined.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 6; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Program for International Student Assessment
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