Individual and group-level factors for students' emotion management in online collaborative groupwork
Jianzhong Xu, Department of Leadership and Foundations, United States ; Jianxia Du, Xitao Fan, Faculty of Education, China
Internet and Higher Education Volume 19, Number 1, ISSN 1096-7516 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
The current study examines empirical models of students' emotion management in online collaborative groupwork. Student- and group-level predictors of emotion management in groupwork were analyzed in a survey of 298 graduate students from 86 online study groups in the Southeast of U.S. Results from the multilevel analyses revealed that most of the variance in emotion management occurred at the student level, with help seeking and learning-oriented reasons being the two significant predictors at the group level. Results further revealed that emotion management in groupwork was positively related to feedback, learning-oriented reasons, arranging the environment, monitoring motivation, and help seeking. In addition, compared with part-time students, full-time students were more likely to take initiative in managing their emotion while doing online groupwork.
Xu, J., Du, J. & Fan, X. (2013). Individual and group-level factors for students' emotion management in online collaborative groupwork. Internet and Higher Education, 19(1), 1-9. Elsevier Ltd.