The structure of emotions in learning situations

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Two studies are reported that investigate the structure of emotions in learning situations at the university. A mapping sentence relates the three facets of 'learning situation' (Facet A: in class, independent studies alone, in groups, examinations), 'type of emotion' (Facet B: current, retrospective, prospective), and 'valence of emotion' (Facet C: positive, negative) to an evaluation range facet. Participants evaluated the degree to which a specific emotion type with a specific valence typically arises in a specific learning situation. In both studies, Facets A and C yield clear regional patterns in Smallest Space Analyses, whereas Facet B emerges only for positive emotions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFacet theory : design, analysis and applications
EditorsWolfgang Bilsky, Dov Elizur
Number of pages11
Place of PublicationPraha
PublisherAgentura Action M
Publication date2005
ISBN (Print)80-86742-09-1
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Event10th International Facet Theory Conference - FT 2005: Integrating Theory Construction with Data Analysis - Frentani Congress Centre, Roma, Italy
Duration: 10.07.200513.07.2005
Conference number: 10

    Research areas

  • Business psychology - Facettentheorie, Multidimensionale Skalierung (MDS), Facet Theory Association (FTA)