Journal of Education & Social Policy

ISSN 2375-0782 (Print) 2375-0790 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/jesp

Effect of Teachers’ Emotions on Their Students: Some Evidence
Débora Rodrigo-Ruiz

This work attempts to compile some of the different effects that professorial emotions have upon students by searching relevant scientific literature. As a result, presented here is a series of influences, classified by considering six areas of effects about which empirical evidence has been gathered: students' emotions, emotional competence, motivation, academic performance, classroom discipline, and social behavior. Furthermore, herein are expounded both positive and negative effects that come to play in each of the discrete emotions mentioned. The results reveal that, excluding certain exceptions in the context of specific circumstances, it is determined that positive emotions provoke positive effects, while negative emotions provoke negative effects. Following is a discussion of the appropriateness, or lack of the same, in the suppression of negative emotions, encouraging positive ones; the function of emotional regulation of teachers; and the possible benefits of the inclusion of emotional competence as a formative part of teacher preparation.

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