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Abstract Title: Investigating Students' Affective Experience in Introductory Physics Courses
Abstract: Improving non-cognitive outcomes such as attitudes, efficacy, and persistence in physics courses is an important goal in physics education. This investigation implemented an in-the-moment surveying technique called the Experience Sampling Method (ESM) [1] to measure students' affective experience in physics. Measurements included: self-esteem, cognitive efficiency, activation, intrinsic motivation and affect. Data are presented showing contrasts in students' experiences, (e.g., in physics vs. non-physics courses).
Footnote: 1) R. Larson, & M. Csikszentmihalyi, (1987). "Validity and Reliability of the Experience-Sampling Method". J Nerv Ment Dis.,175(9):526-36.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Jayson Nissen
University of Maine
120 Bennett Hall
University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469
Phone: 406 581-1982
Co-Author(s)
and Co-Presenter(s)
Jonathan Shemwell, University of Maine
MacKenzie Stetzer, University of Maine