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ERIC Number: EJ991394
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Aug
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 54
ISSN: ISSN-0734-2829
Emotional Reactions toward School Situations: Relationships with Academic Outcomes
Lipnevich, Anastasiya A.; MacCann, Carolyn; Bertling, Jonas P.; Naemi, Bobby; Roberts, Richard D.
Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, v30 n4 p387-401 Aug 2012
The current study investigated self-reported positive affect (PA) and negative affect (NA) in high school students (N = 451) within three academic contexts: homework, classwork/tests, and after-school activities. We examined whether context-specific emotions predicted grades, life satisfaction, and discipline records. Our findings revealed that context may be important when examining test-criterion relations, with students' affective reactions during extracurricular activities leading to different relationships with outcomes than reported affect during homework and classwork/testing. Furthermore, we found that PA predicted student grades and satisfaction with life to a much greater extent than NA. Practical implications and future directions are discussed. (Contains 3 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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