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ERIC Number: EJ915665
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jun
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0959-4752
Activating Positive Affective Experiences in the Classroom: "Nice to Have" or Something More?
Buff, Alex; Reusser, Kurt; Rakoczy, Katrin; Pauli, Christine
Learning and Instruction, v21 n3 p452-466 Jun 2011
This study investigated students' activating positive affective experiences in mathematics lessons, their antecedents, their cognitive and motivational consequences, as well as their effect on achievement. The participants were 682 Grade 8 and 9 students from 37 classes from Germany and Switzerland who participated in a video study of lessons on the Pythagorean theorem. Control and value beliefs as well as autonomy support proved to be relevant predictors of positive affective experiences. Moreover, positive affective experiences were associated with more cognitive activity during the lessons, which for its part predicted achievement in the posttest. In a follow-up test, there was also an indirect effect of positive affective experiences on achievement, mediated by cognitive activity and expectancy of success. (Contains 7 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 8; Grade 9
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Germany; Switzerland