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Measuring students' emotions in the early years: the Achievement Emotions Questionnaire-Elementary School (AEQ-ES)

Lichtenfeld, S., Pekrun, R., Stupnisky, R. H., Reiss, K. and Murayama, K. (2012) Measuring students' emotions in the early years: the Achievement Emotions Questionnaire-Elementary School (AEQ-ES). Learning and Individual Differences, 22 (2). pp. 190-201. ISSN 1041-6080

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1016/j.lindif.2011.04.009

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This article reports about the development and validation of a measurement instrument assessing elementary school students' achievement emotions (Achievement Emotions Questionnaire-Elementary School, AEQ-ES). Specifically, the instrument assesses students' enjoyment, anxiety, and boredom pertaining to three types of academic settings (i.e., attending class, doing homework, and taking tests and exams). Scale construction was based on Pekrun's (2006) control-value theory of achievement emotions. The instrument was tested using samples from German and American elementary school classrooms. The results of Study 1 (German sample) corroborate the reliability and structural validity of the new emotion measure. Moreover, they show that students' achievement emotions were linked with their control and value appraisals as well as their academic performance, thus supporting the external validity of the measure as well as propositions of Pekrun's (2006) control-value theory of achievement emotions. Study 2 (American sample) corroborated the cross-cultural equivalence of the measure and the generalizability of findings across the German and American samples. Implications for research on achievement emotions and educational practice are discussed. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2013 APA, all rights reserved)(journal abstract)

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Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences > Department of Psychology
Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences > Development
ID Code:34834
Uncontrolled Keywords:students' emotions Achievement Emotions Questionnaire Elementary School test validity test reliability psychometrics achievement emotions Human Male Female Childhood (birth-12 yrs) School Age (6-12 yrs) Achievement Emotions Questionnaire--Elementary School [Appended] Empirical Study Quantitative Study Emotions Questionnaires Academic Achievement Elementary Schools US article Germany 3550:Academic Learning & Achievement 2227:Educational Measurement
Publisher:Elsevier

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