ERIC Number: EJ723916
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Effects of Mood on Students' Metacognitive Experiences
Efklides, Anastasia; Petkaki, Chryssoula
Learning and Instruction, v15 n5 p415-431 Oct 2005
This study investigated the relations of induced mood with mathematical ability and self-concept in maths as well as the effect of induced mood on maths performance and on metacognitive experiences (ME). Ninety students, out of 246, of the 5th grade--45 students of low and 45 of high maths ability--were distributed into three equal in number groups: the positive mood treatment group, the negative mood treatment group, and the Control group (no mood treatment). The students solved a verbal mathematical problem and responded to questionnaires on their self-concept, interest, liking of the task, and prospective and retrospective ME. Hierarchical regression analyses showed that students' mood treatment and self-concept in maths affected mood scores. The prospective emotions and ME were predicted by maths ability and maths self-concept, whereas the retrospective ME were differentially predicted by positive or negative mood, maths self-concept, or maths ability. There was no effect of mood on maths performance.
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Grade 5, Metacognition, Mathematics Skills, Self Concept, Emotional Response, Foreign Countries, Predictor Variables
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 5
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Identifiers - Location: Greece