Positive Affirmations and Their Effect on Children’s Moods in an Elementary Classroom
Keywords:Key Words: Positive affirmations, Evaluation Research Method IV, Mood Meter, Elementary
This study set out to find out how positive affirmations affect children in an elementary aged classroom. The study consisted of thirteen students in a mixed age Montessori classroom. The study lasted ten days and for six of those days the students simply rated their mood. For the next six days students said positive affirmations in the morning and rated themselves like they did the previous six days. This study used the Mood Meter as the scale for students’ moods. The Mood Meter was created by the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. This study used Evaluation Research Method IV in order to see that by implementing positive affirmations into a classroom would children’s moods increase. The study did not find a correlation between students saying positive affirmations and students’ moods. Although this study did not find a correlation between positive affirmations and students’ moods, the method that was used can be replicated on a larger population and longer study in order to see the true effects.
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