Learning enjoyment at the lower secondary level and its association with control and valence cognitions

Hagenauer, Gerda; Hascher, Tina (2011). Learning enjoyment at the lower secondary level and its association with control and valence cognitions. Zeitschrift für Pädagogische Psychologie, 25(1), pp. 63-80. Hans Huber 10.1024/1010-0652/a000026

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This paper presents the results of a longitudinal study which addresses the changes of learning enjoyment between grades 6 and 7. The study investigated the importance of student control and valence cognitions on academic learning enjoyment and tested the control-value theory (Pekrun, 2000, 2006). A sample of 356 students completed diaries and answered questionnaires over a one year period. The results agree with Fend’s (1997) findings that during the «critical school year» a decrease in learning enjoyment is observed. Additionally it is shown that students’ learning enjoyment is positively related to high control and positive valence cognitions. It was further found that although high control and positive valence cognitions support learning enjoyment they cannot prevent its decline over the year. Future research is required to clarify the association between learning enjoyment and cognitions.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Education > School and Teaching Research

UniBE Contributor:

Hascher, Tina

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 370 Education

ISSN:

1010-0652

Publisher:

Hans Huber

Language:

German

Submitter:

Noemi Martina Casola

Date Deposited:

10 Oct 2014 15:03

Last Modified:

01 May 2017 12:57

Publisher DOI:

10.1024/1010-0652/a000026

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Lernfreude, Jugendalter, Kognitionen, Kontroll-Wert-Theorie, learning enjoyment, adolescence, cognitions, control-value theory

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.52317

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/52317

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