In two subsequent experiments, the influence of mood on academic course evaluation is examined. By means of facial feedback, either a positive or a negative mood was induced while students were completing a course evaluation questionnaire during lectures. Results from both studies reveal that a positive mood leads to better ratings of different dimensions of lecture quality. While in Study 1 (N=109) mood was not directly controlled, Study 2 (N=64) replicates the findings of the prior study and reveals direct influences of positive and negative mood on academic course evaluation. Accessed 5,961 times on https://pareonline.net from May 21, 2014 to December 31, 2019. For downloads from January 1, 2020 forward, please click on the PlumX Metrics link to the right.
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Zumbach, Joerg and Funke, Joachim
"Influences of mood on academic course evaluations,"
Practical Assessment, Research, and Evaluation: Vol. 19
, Article 4.
Available at: https://scholarworks.umass.edu/pare/vol19/iss1/4