The Asia-Pacific Education Researcher

, Volume 28, Issue 6, pp 519–530 | Cite as

Factors Influence Kindergarten Teachers’ Emotion Management in Information Technology: A Multilevel Analysis

  • Jianxia Du
  • Jianzhong Xu
  • Fangtong LiuEmail author
  • Bosu Huang
  • Zihao Li
Regular Article


Emotion management is an important component under the self-regulated learning model, and teachers’ emotion management plays an essential role in their technology integration into teaching practices. The current study investigated models of teachers’ emotion management while learning and using information technology, using data from 866 teachers from 58 kindergartens in China. Results from multilevel analysis revealed that at the individual level, emotion management was positively related to monitoring motivation, managing time, arranging the environment, mastery orientation, and help seeking. Meanwhile, emotion management was negatively related to avoidance orientation. In addition, compared with young teachers, older teachers were less likely to take initiatives to manage emotion. At the kindergarten level, emotion management was negatively related to avoidance orientation. These findings were discussed with theory and research in related fields, and implications were drawn in terms of adding the self-regulated learning strategies in the professional trainings and increasing teachers’ awareness to apply self-regulation strategies.


Emotion management Regulation of emotion Information technology Chinese kindergarten teachers 



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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jianxia Du
    • 1
    • 2
  • Jianzhong Xu
    • 3
  • Fangtong Liu
    • 2
    • 4
    Email author
  • Bosu Huang
    • 2
  • Zihao Li
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of EducationEast China Normal UniversityShanghaiChina
  2. 2.Faculty of EducationUniversity of MacauMacaoChina
  3. 3.Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology, and FoundationsMississippi State UniversityMississippi StateUSA
  4. 4.School of Foreign LanguagesShanxi UniversityTaiyuanChina

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