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ERIC Number: EJ778898
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 19
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0883-0355
The Importance of Emotion in Theories of Motivation: Empirical, Methodological, and Theoretical Considerations from a Goal Theory Perspective
Turner, Julianne C.; Meyer, Debra K.; Schweinle, Amy
International Journal of Educational Research, v39 n4-5 p375-393 2003
Despite its importance to educational psychology, prominent theories of motivation have mostly ignored emotion. In this paper, we review theoretical conceptions of the relation between motivation and emotion and discuss the role of emotion in understanding student motivation in classrooms. We demonstrate that emotion is one of the best indicators of the classroom goal structure as well as of students' reports of avoidance behaviors. Furthermore, we suggest that emotional constructs should be included in comprehensive studies and theories of motivation. We conclude with a discussion of both methodological and theoretical implications of including emotion in classroom studies of motivation.
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Language: English
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