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ERIC Number: EJ773670
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 25
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 56
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0973
The Domain Specificity of Academic Emotional Experiences
Goetz, Thomas; Frenzel, Anne C.; Pekrun, Reinhard; Hall, Nathan C.
Journal of Experimental Education, v75 n1 p5-29 Fall 2006
The authors analyzed the domain specificity of emotions and focused on experiences of enjoyment, anxiety, and boredom in the domains of mathematics, Latin, German, and English. On the basis of assumptions in R. Pekrun's (2000; in press) control-value theory and findings of pilot studies, the authors hypothesized the existence of a largely domain-specific organization of emotional experiences. The sample consisted of 721 students from grades 7 to 10. Confirmatory multitrait-multimethod factor analysis of the 2-faceted dataset (emotions and domains) corroborated assumptions of domain specificity. Furthermore, using multilevel analysis, the authors found that emotions were significantly more domain-specific than students' grades, with enjoyment being the most domain-specific of the three emotions under investigation. The authors discuss implications for future research and practice. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Mathematics Anxiety Rating Scale