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The meaning of emotion in the white Afrikaans language group: a componential emotion theory approach

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This study determined the meaning of emotion in a sample of white Afrikaans-speaking adults (n=120; males =32, females=88, age range =18 - 48+ years). Data were collected using the Meaning Grid (Scherer, 2005). The analysis examined the factor loadings of emotion words via a factor analysis and factor scores of 24 emotion terms were determined. Results indicated the following dimensions to characterize the meaning of emotion in the sample: activation-pleasantness, arousal/unpredictability and a power-control. The conclusion can be drawn that four dimensions are needed to satisfactory represent the meaning of emotion words in the white Afrikaans language group.
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emotion dimensions, activation-pleasantness, arousal, unpredictability, power-control, componential emotion theory, grid, CULTURES, PATTERNS, APPRAISAL

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Jonker, Cara, Althea van der Merwe, Johnny Fontaine, et al. “The Meaning of Emotion in the White Afrikaans Language Group: a Componential Emotion Theory Approach.” JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY IN AFRICA 21.4 (2011): 555–563. Print.
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Jonker, C., van der Merwe, A., Fontaine, J., & Meiring, D. (2011). The meaning of emotion in the white Afrikaans language group: a componential emotion theory approach. JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY IN AFRICA, 21(4), 555–563.
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Jonker, Cara, Althea van der Merwe, Johnny Fontaine, and Deon Meiring. 2011. “The Meaning of Emotion in the White Afrikaans Language Group: a Componential Emotion Theory Approach.” Journal of Psychology in Africa 21 (4): 555–563.
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Jonker, Cara, Althea van der Merwe, Johnny Fontaine, and Deon Meiring. 2011. “The Meaning of Emotion in the White Afrikaans Language Group: a Componential Emotion Theory Approach.” Journal of Psychology in Africa 21 (4): 555–563.
Vancouver
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Jonker C, van der Merwe A, Fontaine J, Meiring D. The meaning of emotion in the white Afrikaans language group: a componential emotion theory approach. JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY IN AFRICA. 2011;21(4):555–63.
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C. Jonker, A. van der Merwe, J. Fontaine, and D. Meiring, “The meaning of emotion in the white Afrikaans language group: a componential emotion theory approach,” JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY IN AFRICA, vol. 21, no. 4, pp. 555–563, 2011.
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  journal      = {{JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY IN AFRICA}},
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  language     = {{eng}},
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  title        = {{The meaning of emotion in the white Afrikaans language group: a componential emotion theory approach}},
  volume       = {{21}},
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