Should I grade or should I comment? Links among feedback, emotions, and performance

Anastasiya A. Lipnevich (Korresp. Autor*in), D Murano, Maike Krannich, Thomas Götz

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This paper explored links among three key constructs pertinent to student learning: performance feedback received, emotions elicited as a result of such feedback, and student performance on a writing task. A sample of 464 university students (age: M =18.91, SD = 2.51) were asked to write an essay and then were encouraged to revise it based on feedback presented to them. Path mediation models showed that overall negative affect, as well as discrete negative emotions, mediated the relation between receiving feedback and student performance on the final version of the essay. Furthermore, the direct effect of receiving a numeric score negatively predicted students' performance on an essay exam and positively predicted the experience of negative emotions. The indirect effect was positive, suggesting that the experience of negative emotions may have served as a motivational factor in students' desire to improve performance. More research is needed to further explain this relation and the reciprocal causal role emotions play in different feedback mechanisms and performance.
FachzeitschriftLearning and Individual Differences
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - Juli 2021

ÖFOS 2012

  • 501002 Angewandte Psychologie
  • 501016 Pädagogische Psychologie


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