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ERIC Number: EJ1092988
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Apr
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0033-3085
The Development of the Meta-Affective Trait Scale
Uzuntiryaki-Kondakci, Esen; Kirbulut, Zubeyde Demet
Psychology in the Schools, v53 n4 p359-374 Apr 2016
The purpose of this study was to develop a Meta-Affective Trait Scale (MATS) to measure the meta-affective inclinations related to emotions that students have while they are studying for their classes. First, a pilot study was performed with 380 10th-grade students. Results of the exploratory factor analysis supported a two-factor structure of the MATS, with 17 items and two dimensions (affective awareness and affective regulation). Second, in the validation study, the confirmatory factor analysis was carried out using data from 359 11th-grade students. Satisfactory fit indices were obtained, providing evidence for the reliability and validity of the scale. Finally, for further evidence, a correlational analysis was run. Results indicated positive and significant correlations between learning strategies and self-efficacy and the dimensions of the MATS. Consequently, the MATS can be employed by both researchers and teachers to assess students' meta-affective inclinations.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 10; Secondary Education; High Schools; Grade 11
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Language: English
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