How Students Feel at School: Experiences and Reasons
Kahramanmaraş Sütçü İmam University
Ministry of Education, Teacher
The present study aims to investigate the emotions students experience in the school environment and the reasons for experiencing these emotions. This research was conducted using the case study method, one of the qualitative research designs. The study group of this study consisted of 24 eighth-grade students studying at a public school in the province of Kahramanmaraş in 2019-2020 academic year and 11 teachers from different branches. The findings obtained in this study showed that the students experienced positive emotions, such as happiness, excitement, curiosity and wonderful. However, it was observed that students also experience negative emotions, such as stress, sadness, unhappiness, boredom, anger and fatigue. It was determined that students experienced more positive emotions than negative emotions in Turkish, Mathematics and Science classes. It was determined that he experiences negative emotions close to positive emotions in classes, such as Visual Arts, Physical Education, Technology and Design. Students experienced positive emotions when they were active in lessons, solved questions, communicated with their friends, and used different methods and techniques in classes. Students experienced negative emotions when teachers got angry with them, fail, insomnia, had family problems and uncertainty.