How experiencing diverse emotions impacts students

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Experiencing a variety of positive emotions—or emodiversity—may benefit high school students, according to a study published in the British Journal of Educational Psychology.

Positive emodiversity was associated with greater engagement (which has cognitive, behavioral, and emotional components) and .

The diversity of negative emotions, such as experiencing anxiety and frustration, did not seem to provide any motivational benefits.

"Students with greater positive emodiversity have a more diverse emotional life, which perhaps helps them respond and adapt specifically to various school situations," said corresponding author Cherry Eron Frondozo, of The Education University of Hong Kong.

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More information: Ronnel B. King et al, Variety is the spice of life: How emotional diversity is associated with better student engagement and achievement, British Journal of Educational Psychology (2021). DOI: 10.1111/bjep.12436
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