Exploring suitable emotion-focused strategies in helping students to regulate their emotional state in a tutoring system

Malaysian case study

Mohd Zaliman Mohd Yusoff, Nor Azan Mat Zin

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Introduction. This study explored the suitable emotion-focused strategies in helping students to regulate their emotional state in a self-regulated tutoring system. Method: A questionnaire which consists of 25 different regulation strategies adapted from Ways of Coping questionnaire (WCQ) was used to determine the strategies deployed by the students to regulate their emotional state during stressful learning episodes. The questionnaire was distributed in person to 227 unpaid students (132 males and 95 females) from the College of Information Technology, Universiti Tenaga Nasional in Malaysia. This questionnaire was distributed at the beginning of their class and no time limit was imposed. Students were asked to hand in the survey as soon as they had completed the questionnaire. Results: Findings from this study indicated that students used both emotion-focused and problem-focused strategies as their self-regulation strategies in dealing with stressful learning episodes. In addition, the selection of the self-regulation strategies was influenced by students' gender and religion. Discussion and Conclusion: Moreover, two emotion-focused strategies were identified to potentially be integrated into a self-regulated tutoring system framework: relaxation exercise and supplication strategies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)665-692
Number of pages28
JournalElectronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology
Volume11
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Dec 2013

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Emotions
emotion
Students
student
questionnaire
self-regulation
Learning
Malaysia
Religion
Surveys and Questionnaires
Hand
Exercise
learning
Technology
coping
information technology
regulation
human being
gender
Self-Control

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  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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