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ERIC Number: EJ1123733
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Feb
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1571-0068
Students' Emotions in the High School Mathematical Class: Appraisals in Terms of a Structure of Goals
Martínez-Sierra, Gustavo; García-González, María del Socorro
International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, v15 n2 p349-369 Feb 2017
Little research in the field of Mathematics Education is directed towards emotions of students beyond their emotions in problem-solving. In particular, the daily emotions of students in a mathematics class have been sparsely studied in the field of mathematics education. In order to fill this gap, this qualitative research aims to identify high school students' emotional experiences in the mathematics classroom and identify the appraisal structures that support such emotional experiences. Focus group interviews were carried out until theoretical saturation of the data was achieved (N = 53 in nine focus groups interviews). Data analysis is based on the theory of cognitive structure of emotions, which specifies eliciting situations for each emotion and the variables that affect intensity. The emotional experiences in this structure are as follows: satisfaction, disappointment, hope, fear, joy, distress, boredom, interest, pride, reproach, self-reproach, like and dislike. These results show that the emotional experiences of students are based on their appraisals of events, objects and agents in terms of a structure of goals.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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