Please join the Affect and the Emotions Workshop
in-person in Social Sciences Room 302
Monday, November 15th
PhD Student, Sociology and Comparative Human Development
presents his paper
“The Irony of Accountability: How a Performance-Inducing Policy Reduces Motivation to Perform”
While researchers have interrogated testing and school accountability’s potentially harmful impacts on teacher behavior, cheating, and stress as well as student outcomes, we know less about how accountability predicts students’ wellbeing, emotion, and motivation. This manuscript explores how accountability could impact students’ motivation to perform and subjective wellbeing, finding important consequences for emotions related to performance but not for social wellbeing or life satisfaction. This research has implications for the quantitative study of emotions, the deeper understanding of school policies, and the potential harms of data-driven programs.
The paper is available on our website, under posts.