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ERIC Number: EJ1154782
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Sep
Pages: 29
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1696-2095
Differences between Semantic Profiles of the Action Tendencies Linked to Emotion Words in Achievement and Unspecified General Contexts, Defined by Colombian Spanish Native Speakers
Chavarría, Jason A.; Villada Zapata, Johny; Chaves Castaño, Liliana
Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, v15 n2 p326-354 Sep 2017
Introduction: We investigated the meaning of sixteen achievement emotion words--anger, anxiety, boredom, contentment, despair, disappointment, frustration, guilt, hope, hopelessness, joy, pride, relief, sadness, shame, and surprise--, specifically in terms of their action tendencies component, through a modified version of the CoreGRID questionnaire. Our aim was to identify in which cases the achievement context modifies the semantic profiles of each emotion word, specifically in terms of their action tendencies component, as compared to an unspecified general context. Method: Forty-one participants (22 females; M[subscript age] = 21.8, SD = 3.5), and another group of thirty-six participants (21 females; M[subscript age] = 20.42, SD = 2.8), rated the likelihood of eighteen action tendencies to be part of the meaning of each emotion word in an achievement context condition and in a general context condition, respectively. Results: In both conditions, Cronbach's Alpha ranged from 0.95 to 0.98. Data analysis revealed statistically significant differences for every emotion investigated, suggesting an influence of context in their semantic profile. Discussion: The discussion of these results is centered mainly around data from other studies that were interested in the motivational component of emotions, since there is a lacking of research on semantic profiles of achievement emotions. Finally, we make suggestions on directions for future research and inform of the limitations of our study.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Colombia
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