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Differences in emotional reactions of Greek, Hungarian, and British users of English when watching television in English

Dewaele, JM; Lorette, P; Rolland, L; Mavrou, I; (2021) Differences in emotional reactions of Greek, Hungarian, and British users of English when watching television in English. International Journal of Applied Linguistics 10.1111/ijal.12333. (In press).

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Abstract

We investigated differences in self‐reported Emotional Reactions (ER) of first (L1) and foreign (LX) language users of English when watching television in English and identified the predictors. Participants were 271 British citizens, 282 Greek, and 271 Hungarians living in their home country. English LX users had significantly lower values for ER compared to L1 users. Frequency of watching television in English and Trait Emotional Intelligence were the strongest predictors of ER among LX users. No significant predictors emerged for L1 users. Significant differences emerged between the Greeks and Hungarians despite having similar levels of proficiency. This suggests that the implicit assumption in previous research that any group of LX users with the same L1 and LX represent all LX users in the world is incorrect.

Type: Article
Title: Differences in emotional reactions of Greek, Hungarian, and British users of English when watching television in English
DOI: 10.1111/ijal.12333
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1111/ijal.12333
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher's terms and conditions.
Keywords: emotional reactions, English L1 users, English LX users, films, news, television, trait emotional intelligence, Réactions émotionnelles, utilisateurs de l'anglais L1, utilisateurs de l'anglais LX, actualités, télévision, trait intelligence émotionnelle
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education > IOE - Culture, Communication and Media
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10123449
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