ERIC Number: EJ1075549
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 90
Teacher Emotions in the Classroom: Associations with Students' Engagement, Classroom Discipline and the Interpersonal Teacher-Student Relationship
Hagenauer, Gerda; Hascher, Tina; Volet, Simone E.
European Journal of Psychology of Education, v30 n4 p385-403 Dec 2015
The present study explores teacher emotions, in particular how they are predicted by students' behaviour and the interpersonal aspect of the teacher-student relationship (TSR). One hundred thirty-two secondary teachers participated in a quantitative study relying on self-report questionnaire data. Based on the model of teacher emotions by Frenzel (2014), teachers rated their experienced joy, anger and anxiety during classroom instruction (dependent variable). Students' motivational behaviour (= engagement), socio-emotional behaviour (= discipline in class) and relational behaviour (= closeness; interpersonal TSR) were assessed as the independent variables. Teachers' self-efficacy beliefs served as a control variable. Hierarchical regression analysis revealed that the interpersonal relationship formed between teachers and students was the strongest predictor for teachers' joy (positive relation) and anxiety (negative relation), whereas lack of discipline in class best predicted teachers' anger experiences. Students' engagement also proved a significant predictor of teacher emotions. The results suggest that interpersonal TSR plays a particularly important role in teachers' emotional experiences in class.
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Teacher Student Relationship, Statistical Analysis, Student Motivation, Student Behavior, Hierarchical Linear Modeling, Predictor Variables, Secondary School Teachers, Psychological Patterns, Questionnaires, Teacher Attitudes, Self Efficacy, Discipline, Role, Emotional Experience
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