ERIC Number: EJ1131811
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 60
Exploring Elementary Student Perceptions of Writing Feedback
Marrs, Sarah; Zumbrunn, Sharon; McBride, Caitlin; Stringer, J. K.
Journal on Educational Psychology, v10 n1 p16-28 May-Jul 2016
The purpose of this descriptive qualitative investigation was to explore elementary students' (N = 867) perceptions of the feedback they receive on their writing. After responding to the closed-ended question, "Do you like to receive feedback about your writing?" students were branched to the appropriate follow-up open-ended question, "Why do/don't you like to receive feedback about your writing from your teacher?" The majority of students reported liking writing feedback and provided reasons related to mastery and positive affective responses to feedback. A sizeable number of students reported not liking feedback and provided reasons related to avoidance of receiving feedback and negative affective responses associated with feedback. Qualitative findings highlight the range of both positive and negative views about writing feedback, as well as the power of listening to student voices.
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, Writing Evaluation, Feedback (Response), Emotional Response, Social Cognition, Data Analysis, Qualitative Research, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 3; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education; Grade 4; Intermediate Grades; Grade 5; Middle Schools
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