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Tiina Törmänen, Hanna Järvenoja, Kristiina Mänty, All for one and one for all – How are students’ affective states and group-level emotion regulation interconnected in collaborative learning?, International Journal of Educational Research, Volume 109, 2021, 101861, ISSN 0883-0355,

All for one and one for all : how are students’ affective states and group-level emotion regulation interconnected in collaborative learning?

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Author: Törmänen, Tiina1; Järvenoja, Hanna1; Mänty, Kristiina1
Organizations: 1Faculty of Education, University of Oulu, P.O. Box 8000, FI-90014, Finland
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Version: published version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Elsevier, 2021
Publish Date: 2021-10-14


This study explored the interplay between students’ group-level emotion regulation behavior and affective conditions and products of regulation (emotional valence, activation, participation). The participants were 12-year-old students (N = 31, 10 groups) performing a collaborative science task. Conditions, emotion regulation behavior, and products of regulation were captured from video and electrodermal activity data. Results reveal that affective conditions were related to students’ regulatory behavior. Students were more likely to initiate regulation when they indicated a personal need to restore affective grounds. Moreover, regulation was activated to restore participation by targeting regulation to non-participating students. While regulation did not always change conditions for collaboration, the results indicate that it was more influential for students who either initiated or were targets for regulation.

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Series: International journal of educational research
ISSN: 0883-0355
ISSN-E: 1873-538X
ISSN-L: 0883-0355
Volume: 109
Article number: 101861
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijer.2021.101861
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 515 Psychology
516 Educational sciences
Funding: This work was funded by the Academy of Finland (Grant No. 297686) and by the Finnish Cultural Foundation and carried out with the support of LeaF Research Infrastructure, University of Oulu, Finland.
Academy of Finland Grant Number: 297686
Detailed Information: 297686 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
Copyright information: © 2021 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd. This is an open access article under the CC BY license (