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ERIC Number: EJ1099802
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0307-5079
New Faculty Members' Emotions: A Mixed-Method Study
Stupnisky, Robert H.; Pekrun, Reinhard; Lichtenfeld, Stephanie
Studies in Higher Education, v41 n7 p1167-1188 2016
The current study developed when new faculty members spontaneously reported discrete emotions during focus groups exploring the factors affecting their success. Qualitative analysis using the framework of Pekrun's control-value theory of emotions revealed 18 different emotions with varying frequencies. A follow-up survey of 79 new faculty members showed significantly more enjoyment, pride, and boredom regarding teaching, whereas more anxiety, guilt, and helplessness were found concerning research. Sixteen of the 20 emotions significantly correlated with perceived success. Regressions revealed that several emotions (enjoyment, pride, and boredom) played a role in teaching success by mediating value; conversely, numerous emotions (enjoyment, pride, shame, and helplessness) mediated the predictive effect of control on research success. Implications for new faculty development and emotion research are discussed. [This research was presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association in San Francisco, CA, 29 April 2013.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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