Book Chapter

Being and Feeling Interested. Transient State, Mood, and Disposition.

M Ainley

Emotion in Education | Published : 2007


Interest has a central role in the positive affective experiences that support students' achievements. This chapter explores this proposition, focusing on attention in developing and executing a methodology that examines the students' on-task reactivity. The characteristic of the positive directed attention of interest is related to students' decisions and choices about their engagement with academic tasks. Range of additional positive and negative affects may occur in combination with the state of interest. Affective states that are transitory, have acknowledged the important influences of mood, disposition, and situation on the character of students' affective reactions to academic tasks. ..

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