ERIC Number: EJ961135
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-May
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What Gets Measured Gets Better: Measuring the Meaning of Patterns of Emotional Responses in Soweto
Ecowas, Bolanle Adetoun E.; Adewuyi, Modupe F.; Akande, Titilola E.; Akande, Williams A.; Chipeta, K. L.; Mthimkhulu, N.
Research in Education, v85 n1 p81-96 May 2011
Given the history of the past, black South African students from different settings face unique academic and emotional climate. Using the Differential Emotions Scale (DES) which focuses on ten discrete emotions, and building upon Boyle's (1984) seminal work, this study reports a repeated-measure multiple discriminant function analysis for individual items across raters. The findings further indicate that majority of the DES items are sensitive indicators of the different innate and universal facial expressions. However, the construct requires revision so that it offers the examiner maximum flexibility in assessment at diverse levels, in terms of more extensive norming and programmatic replication. In brief, the DES potentially has much to offer provided that it is adequately developed for use in non-Western nations or contexts.
Descriptors: Emotional Response, Blacks, Students, Measures (Individuals), Discriminant Analysis, Nonverbal Communication, Reliability, Validity, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: South Africa