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ERIC Number: EJ1298470
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2021-Jun
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0256-2928
The Roles of Teacher-Student Relationship Quality and Self-Concept of Ability in Adolescents' Achievement Emotions: Temperament as a Moderator
Clem, Anna-Leena; Rudasill, Kathleen M.; Hirvonen, Riikka; Aunola, Kaisa; Kiuru, Noona
European Journal of Psychology of Education, v36 n2 p263-286 Jun 2021
This study examined to what extent teacher-student conflict and closeness, on the one hand, and students' self-concepts of ability in literacy and mathematics, on the other, are related to students' achievement emotions (enjoyment, anxiety and boredom) in mathematics and literacy among Finnish early adolescents (N = 854). We also investigated the extent to which these associations are moderated by student temperament (surgency/extraversion, negative affectivity and effortful control). The results showed, after accounting for relevant covariates, that in both school subjects, teacher-student conflict was negatively related to enjoyment and positively to anxiety and boredom, whereas teacher-student closeness was positively related to enjoyment and negatively to boredom. Self-concepts of ability in both school subjects were positively related to enjoyment and negatively to anxiety, whereas the self-concept of ability was only negatively related to boredom in mathematics. Student temperament also moderated some of the associations in the literacy domain. Lower levels of conflict in the teacher-student relationship were related to higher levels of enjoyment in literacy, particularly among students who had lower levels of surgency/extraversion. Also, a closer relationship with the teacher or a lower self-concept of ability in literacy was related to higher levels of anxiety, particularly among students who had low effortful control. In the mathematics domain, the associations between the self-concept of ability and achievement emotions were somewhat stronger than in literacy, and the domain-specific associations were not dependent on student temperament.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Finland