Interpersonal behaviour and physiological arousal (heartrate) in teachers

1st March 2021 : 12:45 - 14:00

Category: Webinar

Research Group: Quantitative Methods Hub

Speaker: Dr. Monika Donker, Utrecht University

Location: Zoom webinar, registration required

Convener: Lars-Erik Malmberg

Audience: Public

Please register ahead of the webinar at this link.

The classroom is a highly social and emotional setting, and teachers’ emotional experiences in class have profound consequences for teacher well-being and student motivation and achievement. However, it is unclear how teacher emotions emerge during the lesson. The main aim of the In DEPTh-project (Donker, Mainhard, & Van Gog) was to investigate how teachers’ dynamic experiences during real-life lessons were associated with their emotional outcomes. We explored the potential of different ways of analyzing and combining observed interpersonal teacher behavior (in terms of agency and communion; using Continuous Assessment of Interpersonal Dynamics/joystick method) and physiological time-series data (in terms of heart rate; using the VU-AMS) for understanding between-teacher differences in emotions and well-being. During the seminar, Monika will discuss both measurement methods, the analyses, as well as give a short overview of the results of the In DEPTh-project.