Investigation of middle school mathematics teacher emotions and their students’ mathematics achievement emotions: a mixed-methods study

Çalık, Başak
The purpose of the study was three-fold. First, the study aimed to investigate the relationship between mathematics teachers’ emotions, self-efficacy, and burnout. Second, it was aimed to examine the relationship between mathematics teachers’ emotions and their students’ mathematics self-efficacy, perceived teaching quality, perceived teacher affective support, and mathematics achievement emotions. Third, the reasons for and relevant processes behind students’ emotions were uncovered by considering the learning process and student-teacher interactions. The study employed a mixed-methods research design. Accordingly, 222 public middle school mathematics teachers and 5475 seventh and eighth-grade students in İstanbul selected through cluster sampling participated in the quantitative phase. Next, 14 teachers selected through the maximum variation and convenience sampling participated in the qualitative phase. Teacher and student questionnaires and teacher interviews were utilized. Single and multilevel structural equation modeling and content analyses were performed. According to the results, personal accomplishment predicted teacher self-efficacy dimensions. Teacher self-efficacy for student engagement was negatively related to emotional exhaustion. Besides, teacher self-efficacy dimensions made significant contributions to explain teacher enjoyment, anger, and anxiety. Students’ perceptions of teachers’ supportive presentation style and excessive lesson demands, and mathematics self-efficacy predicted students’ mathematics enjoyment, anger, and anxiety. Perceived teacher affective support was negatively related to student anger. There was no significant relationship between mathematics teachers’ anger, anxiety, enjoyment, and students’ anger, anxiety, and enjoyment in mathematics. Interviews with teachers revealed the main themes as types of student emotions in mathematics learning and teaching, sources of emotions, consequences of emotions, and strategies to regulate emotions.


Investigating predictors of sense of efficacy beliefs of classroom science and mathematics teachers
GÜR, GÜLBİR; Çakıroğlu, Jale; Çapa Aydın, Yeşim (2012-10-01)
The purpose of this study was to examine the predictors of teachers' sense of efficacy. Data were collected from 383 science, mathematics, and classroom teachers using Teachers' Sense of Efficacy Scale and additional items for assessing predictors including gender, teaching field, years of teaching experience, satisfaction with performance, support from colleagues, support from parents, support from administration, and teaching resources. Data were analyzed by utilizing hierarchical regression analysis. Res...
Prospective teachers’ self-efficacy for preparing and implementing worthwhile mathematical tasks
Yürekli, Bilge; Işıksal Bostan, Mine; Çakıroğlu, Erdinç; Department of Elementary Education (2015)
The purpose of this study was twofold. First, the aim was to examine prospective elementary mathematics teachers’ self-efficacy for preparing and implementing worthwhile mathematical tasks throughout a mathematics teaching methods course. Then, it was sought to investigate factors with impact on prospective teachers’ self-efficacy in the context of methods course and explain how each influence operated through hypothesized sources of self-efficacy. Nine junior prospective teachers participated in this quali...
The determination of motivational factors of sport gambling university students and their personality and psychological differences from non-gamblers
Karlı, Ünal; Koçak, Mehmet Settar; Department of Physical Education and Sports (2008)
The purpose of this study was three-fold; to determine the personality and financial risk-taking attitude differences between sports gambling students and non-gambling students, to specify gambling motivations of the sport gambling students and to identify the relationship among personality traits, financial risk-taking attitude and gambling motivations of the students who gamble on sport events. The subject group of this research was composed of 1109 Middle East Technical University students who were parti...
A comparison of professional qualities of two groups of prospective English teachers
Ortaköylüoğlu, Hale(Küçükavşar); Enginarlar, Hüsnü; Department of English Language Teaching (2004)
The purpose of the study is two-fold. The primary concern is to specify to what degree the senior students of the Department of English Language Teaching (ELT) at Abant Izzet Baysal University and those, authorized with a teaching certificate, of the Department of English Language and Literature (ELL) at Erciyes University feel knowledgeable and competent in meeting the international standards that an English Language teacher should have. The secondary concern is to identify to what degree the methodology c...
İnce, Mustafa Levent (SAGE Publications, 2008-12-01)
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of a 12-wk. physical activity intervention, based on conceptual discussions and practices of a social cognitive theory on health-promoting behaviors of 62 university students. The intervention Mainly focused on development of self-regulatory skills, social support, and self-assessment of health-related fitness. The Adolescent Health Promotion Scale and International Physical Activity Questionnaire were given Analysis of self-reports indicated improved nut...
Citation Formats
B. Çalık, “Investigation of middle school mathematics teacher emotions and their students’ mathematics achievement emotions: a mixed-methods study,” Ph.D. - Doctoral Program, Middle East Technical University, 2021.