Explore Positive Emotions in Learning and Negative Emotions In The Examination Of Vietnamese Students


Vui Kim Nguyen*, Ha Thi Thuy Le, Huong Nu Diem Le


University of Finance – Marketing, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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Emotions in Learning are emotions which occur in learning and examination activities influenced by internal and external motivations. Positive emotions include excited, hoped, elated, relieved and negative emotions include irritated, anxious, embarrassed, disappointed, discouraged. Students emotional experiences were surveyed in the context of before-during-after class attendance at the University of Finance – Marketing; there are emotions which concern to leaning in general and examinations. This study used a questionnaire survey with 500 undergraduated students at University of Finance – Marketing. The mean score for the sample on emotions of the University of Finance – Marketing’s undergraduate students with positive emotions was 3.78 (SD = .55) in Class, 3.77 (SD = .60) in Learning, 4.06 (SD = .63) in Examination; with negative emotions, it was 2.53 (SD = .71) in Class, 2.78 (SD = .85) in Learning, and 3.22 (SD = .86) in Examination. The results show that main emotions in students’ learning activities are positive emotions and negative emotions are at the level of average. As for examination activities, students agree to have high level of anxiety and disappointment.