Nathan C Hall

Nathan C Hall
McGill University | McGill · Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology (ECP)

PhD Social Psychology

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June 2020 - April 2021
McGill University
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  • Head of Faculty
May 2017 - May 2021
McGill University
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  • CEO
May 2015 - present
McGill University
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  • Professor (Associate)

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Publications (114)
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Whereas developing meaningful connections with students has long been documented as critical for promoting classroom engagement, teachers’ differing motives for building relationships with students remain underexplored. This study examined teachers’ social achievement goals from a multidimensional perspective in relation to teachers’ self-efficacy,...
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In response to limited research exploring teachers’ motivational orientations underlying their efforts to develop meaningful relationships with students, the present longitudinal study with Canadian practicing teachers (N = 497) investigated the effects of teachers’ social goals on perceived classroom engagement as mediated by their selfefficacy be...
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The present paper reviews empirical literature on stress and social support relative to first-year post-secondary students, published between 1996 and 2020. Empirical studies included in the literature search focused on stress, coping, and social support specifically among first-year undergraduate students while studying in countries adopting North...
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Research evidence suggests that faculty members’ well-being is a serious concern in academia. However, little is known about the academic job demands and resources, which are specific to the professional context and faculty work, that influence faculty well-being. Moreover, the psychological processes how job characteristics lead to well-being outc...
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Academic procrastination is understood as the postponement of academic tasks despite the possibility of negative consequences, with an estimated 46% of undergraduate students and 60% of graduate students regularly engaging in this behavior. The purpose of the present study was to contrast procrastination behavior on specific academic tasks (writing...
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Research indicates that teachers use coping strategies regularly to manage stress and negative emotions. However, previous studies have primarily adopted a variable-centered approach that examines the effects of specific coping strategies and does not address how teachers use different combinations of coping strategies. The present study used a per...
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Despite existing studies on teachers’ emotional labour having been primarily correlational in nature, most researchers to date have assumed teachers’ emotional labour to predict well-being outcomes (e.g. job satisfaction, burnout). Moreover, although it is commonly understood that teachers strategically manipulate their expressions of emotions (e.g...
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Existing research suggests that numerous aspects of the modern academic career are stressful and trigger emotional responses, with evidence further showing job-related stress and emotions to impact well-being and productivity of post-secondary faculty (i.e., university or college research and teaching staff). The current paper provides a comprehens...
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Purpose The purpose of this study is to better understand the declines in doctoral students’ mental and physical health while pursuing their doctoral degrees, by revealing the major themes of students’ voluntary comments following a survey that primed students to reflect on these topics. Design/methodology/approach The present study used qualitati...
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Although previous research has indicated that emotions have a substantial impact on teacher well-being, research is lacking concerning the relationships between teachers' emotions, coping strategies, and quitting intentions. This current five-month, two-wave longitudinal study investigated the relations between these variables in a sample of 1086 C...
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This article contributes to understanding the phenomenon of online harassment of scholars with a focus on examining the effectiveness of support for coping with online harassment. We collected data from 182 participants of an online survey examining scholars’ experiences with online harassment. Bronfenbrenner’s ecological model was used to examine...
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Objective Melanoma is the most lethal of skin cancers; however, survival rates are excellent if the tumor is detected early. Clinical practice guidelines for melanoma follow-up care recommend regular skin self-examination (SSE) for individuals at high risk for melanoma. The current analyses tested whether self-efficacy for SSE and intention to perf...
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A growing body of research reveals that some scholars face online harassment and that such harassment leads to a wide variety of adverse impacts. Drawing on data collected from an online survey of 182 scholars, we report on the factors and triggers involved in scholars’ experiences of online harassment; the environments where said experiences take...
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Existing research reveals the academic profession to be stressful and emotion-laden. Recent evidence further shows job-related stress and emotion regulation to impact faculty well-being and productivity. The present study recruited 414 Canadian faculty members from 13 English-speaking research-intensive universities. We examined the associations be...
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Despite findings showing first-year undergraduates persistently engage in academic procrastination, research exploring students’ perceived reasons for their procrastination and procrastination-related emotions is lacking. The present exploratory study utilized Weiner’s (2010) attribution theory to examine the relationships between procrastination a...
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Why do some people routinely respond to emotional difficulty in ways that foster resilience, while others habitually engage in responses associated with deleterious consequences over time? This study examined relations between emotion controllability beliefs and goals for emotion regulation (ER) with peoples’ multivariate profile of cognitive ER st...
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This study tests whether teachers’ emotional labor in classroom settings is optimally conceptualized according to the type of emotional labor strategy involved (genuinely expressing, hiding, and faking emotions), the specific type of emotion being performed in class (e.g., enjoyment vs. pride vs. anxiety), or both strategy type and emotion type. Mu...
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This study aimed to examine motivation and its relationship with teaching and research success among pre-tenure faculty members, while furthermore accounting for the social-environmental variables of balance, clear expectations, and collegiality. Analysis of a multinational sample of 235 faculty using structural equation modeling found intrinsic mo...
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Aim/Purpose: Research on doctoral students’ well-being suggests that an interplay of social and psychological factors, such as integration into the scholarly community and perceptions of self-worth, shape students’ experiences. The present research examined the role of these factors in the well-being of doctoral students. Background: Imposter syndr...
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To address the present research gap on relations between motivational beliefs, self-regulation failure, and psychological health in post-secondary faculty, the present study used associative latent growth modeling to longitudinally examine relationships between self-efficacy, procrastination, and burnout (emotional exhaustion) in faculty internatio...
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The present exploratory study evaluated perceptions of actual support received in relation to stress and well-being among first-year students attending Canadian and U.S. higher education institutions (N = 126). Given that traditional assessments of received support account only for how often support was received, the present research examined uniqu...
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The present study examined effects of teachers' personal values, their perceived school administration values, and resulting value congruence on teachers' psychological well-being and turnover intentions. Participants included 1086 practicing Canadian teachers with findings showing greater teachers' personal value for relationships with students to...
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This study examined the role of emotions in predicting university faculty teaching and research performance while addressing the methodological limitations of past research. Recruited using social media, 312 early-career faculty completed an online survey containing six newly adapted multi-item emotion scales assessing enjoyment, anxiety, and bored...
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Emotional labor represents a long-standing area of research that since its initial development by Hochschild (1983) has been increasingly explored to understand why and how teachers manage and express their emotions in class. However, previous studies investigating teachers’ emotional labor have utilized varying conceptual frameworks and have often...
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Background: Skin self-examination (SSE) is an effective method for melanoma survivors to detect potential cancerous growths sooner. Objectives: The purpose of this study was to examine whether the SSE self-efficacy of patients with melanoma and their partners is affected by their partners' comfort and support during skin examinations. Methods:...
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In contrast to a burgeoning research literature on the role of emotions in learning and instruction in Western culture, research on how emotions impact student and teacher development in Asian countries is lacking. The present paper reviews seven publications included in the 2019 Special Issue of The Asia–Pacific Education Researcher examining the...
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Doctoral students’ well-being and motivation are important factors that are both shaped by, and shape students’ academic experiences in their programs. Existing literature consistently highlights the concerning well-being and maladaptive motivational patterns in doctoral students, but no research to date attempted to explore some of the structural...
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The Cambridge Handbook of Motivation and Learning - by K. Ann Renninger February 2019
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The current review provides an overview of published research on teachers’ causal attributions since 1970s in the context of theoretical assumptions outlined in Weiner’s (2010) attribution theory. Results across 79 studies are first examined with respect to the prevalence of teachers’ interpersonal causal attributions for student performance and mi...
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As education experiences are increasingly mediated by technology, the present research explored how causal attributions for academic computing difficulties impacted emotions and achievement in two studies conducted with post-secondary students in North America and Germany. Study 1 (N = 1063) found ability attributions for computer problems to be em...
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Increasing research on teacher professional development (TPD) has found teachers’ self-reflection to be key for improving teaching effectiveness. Although video methodology, as often used in TPD, provides crucial insight concerning situated learning, teachers are often reticent to participate in TPD protocols due to discomfort over being videotaped...
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Background Over the past few decades, higher education institutions worldwide have experienced substantial changes, including: massification, internationalisation and increasing demands for exceptional instructional quality and research quantity in environments that have also seen heightened competition for students, faculty and resources. Accordin...
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As technology becomes increasingly integrated with education, research on the relationships between students’ computing-related emotions and motivation following technological difficulties is critical to improving learning experiences. Following from Weiner’s (2010) attribution theory of achievement motivation, the present research examined relatio...
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Zipped folder file containing SPSS datasets for all studies. (ZIP)
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The present longitudinal study examined the reliability of self-reported academic grades across three phases in four subject domains for a sample of 916 high-school students. Self-reported grades were found to be highly positively correlated with actual grades in all academic subjects and across grades 9 to 11 underscoring the reliability of self-r...
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Data used in the present study. (SAV)
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With the aim of advancing the growing research literature on faculty development, a model of pretenure faculty success in teaching and research was proposed. Building from the earlycareer faculty literature and self-determination theory, we hypothesized that balance, clear expectations, and collegiality predict success by supporting autonomy, compe...
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Patient autonomy is a central value in medicine and critical component of adherence to medical advice. This article reports on a validation of the 6-item version of the Health Care Climate Questionnaire (HCCQ), a measure of autonomy support in health care settings, in a sample of 242 melanoma patients. The HCCQ showed excellent internal consistency...
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The purpose of this study was to examine the reliability and validity of the Received Support Scale of the Berlin Social Support Scales in a Canadian sample of English and French language melanoma patients (N = 137). Participants received a skin self-examination education and completed self-report questionnaires. Exploratory factor analyses, reliab...
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The objective of this study was to examine the role of interpersonal variables on melanoma survivors' self-efficacy for performing skin self-examinations (SSEs) during melanoma follow-up care. Specifically, the impact of comfort with partner assistance for SSE, SSE support received from one's partner, general partner support, relationship satisfact...
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Background: Prior research has shown teachers' goal orientations to influence classroom goal structures (Retelsdorf et al., 2010, Learning and Instruction, 20, 30) and to also impact their emotions (Schutz et al., 2007, Emotion in education, Academic Press, Amsterdam, the Netherlands). However, empirical research evaluating possible causal orderin...
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The present research investigated a common yet to date unexamined assumption that individuals are unlikely to savor success when they have not yet fully completed a task. In Study 1 (N = 83), we assessed savoring responses of soccer players who were either winning or were tied at the end of the first half (in progress) and at the end of the match (...
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Objective: This project aims to elucidate the relationships between skin self-examination (SSE), perceived physician support of SSE, and self-efficacy for SSE among melanoma patients. Methods: A longitudinal study of patients diagnosed with melanoma was conducted over the span of 18 months. Participants filled out questionnaires at four assessme...
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The effects of three interventions designed to boost academic achievement among mastery-oriented students were evaluated on interest-based studying, social desirability, and perceived goal difficulty. Undergraduate students (N = 177) completed relevant self-report measures at the beginning and the end of the semester and were randomly assigned to o...
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People around the world use social network sites such as Twitter or Facebook to share messages on any topic, including emotionally charged and educationally relevant messages. As such, social network sites afford a novel methodological approach of potential benefit to researchers who examine the theoretical and empirical implications of the emotion...
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A growing body of work on intelligent tutoring systems, affective computing, and artificial intelligence in education is exploring creative, technology-driven approaches to enhance learners’ experience of adaptive, positively-valenced emotions while interacting with advanced learning technologies. Despite this, there has been no published work to d...
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The present study examined the relationship between procrastination, delay, blameworthiness, and moral responsibility. Undergraduate students (N = 240) were provided two scenarios in which the reason for inaction (procrastination, delay), the target (self, other), and the outcome (positive, negative) were manipulated, and students were asked to rat...
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College students in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) disciplines are increasingly faced with highly competitive and demanding degree programs and are at risk of academic overconfidence. Following from theory and research highlighting the psychological and developmental risks of unrealistic expectations, the present exploratory s...
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Although expressing positive emotions is typically socially rewarded, in the present work, we predicted that people suppress positive emotions and thereby experience social benefits when outperformed others are present. We tested our predictions in three experimental studies with high school students. In Studies 1 and 2, we manipulated the type of...
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This chapter outlines the experience sampling method (ESM) and addresses practical issues when conducting ESM research on academic emotions (sample size, number of assessments, missing data, hardware and software, measures, analysis). Examples of ESM studies in the field of academic emotions are highlighted, and the strengths (e.g., high ecological...
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Background: The link between achievement goals and achievement emotions is well established; however, research exploring potential mediators of this relationship is lacking. The control-value theory of achievement emotions (Pekrun, 2006, Educational Psychology Review, 18, 315) posits that perceptions of control and value mediate the relationship b...
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Aims: To pilot test a motivational intervention to improve rehabilitation outcomes for very old adults. Methods: Fifty-three adults (80+ years) were recruited from four Geriatric Day Hospitals for a two-phase pilot study to evaluate the efficacy of an "attributional retraining" (AR) intervention encouraging personally controllable attributions for...
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Mathematics is associated with anxiety for many students; an emotion linked to lower well-being and poorer learning outcomes. While findings typically show females to report higher trait math anxiety than males, no gender differences have to date been found in state (i.e., momentary) math anxiety. The present diary study aimed to replicate previous...
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Following from previous research on intensity bias and the accessibility model of emotional self-report, the present study examined the role of emotional exhaustion in explaining the discrepancy in teachers' reports of their trait (habitual) versus state (momentary, "real") emotions. Trait reports (habitual emotions, exhaustion) were assessed via t...
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This conceptual paper integrates empirical studies and existing conceptual work describing emotion regulation strategies deployed in intelligent tutoring systems and advances an integrated framework for the development and evaluation of emotion-aware systems.
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The present study evaluates the relations between achievement goals, emotions, learning strategies, and performance as informed by Pekrun's control-value theory of emotions. Undergraduates from various disciplines (N 203) completed domain-general, self-report measures in the fall and winter semesters with sessional GPAs evaluated over a 2-year peri...
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The present study expands upon prior research showing teachers' self-efficacy and causal attributions to predict adjustment and attrition in investigating the effects of self-efficacy, attributions for occupational stress, and hypothesized mediation effects on burnout, job satisfaction, illness symptoms, and quitting intentions. Findings from 523 C...
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To address continually decreasing enrollment and rising attrition in post-secondary STEM degree (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) programs, particularly for women, the present study examines the utility of motivation and emotion variables to account for persistence and achievement in science in male and female students transitioni...
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A theoretical model linking boredom and academic achievement is proposed. Based on Pekrun’s (2006) control-value theory of achievement emotions, the model posits that boredom and achievement reciprocally influence each other over time. Data from a longitudinal study with college students (N = 424) were used to examine the hypothesized effects. The...
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The present study investigated different types of boredom as proposed in a four-categorical conceptual model by Goetz and Frenzel (2006; doi:10.1026/0049-8637.38.4.149). In this model, four types of boredom are differentiated based on degrees of valence and arousal: indifferent, calibrating, searching, and reactant boredom. In two studies (Study 1:...
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Two studies were conducted to examine gender differences in trait (habitual) versus state (momentary) mathematics anxiety in a sample of students (Study 1: N = 584; Study 2: N = 111). For trait math anxiety, the findings of both studies replicated previous research showing that female students report higher levels of anxiety than do male students....
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This handbook is a user-friendly resource for pre-service and new practicing teachers outlining theoretical models and empirical research findings concerning the nature and effects of emotions, motivation, and self-regulated learning for students and teachers alike. The authors provide accessible explanations, classroom-based examples and self-refl...
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The aim of the present study was to explore students’ learning-related cognitions prior to an in-class achievement test, with a focus on metacognitive strategy use. A sample of 70 students in grade 11 (58.6% female, Mage=17.09 years) completed a series of structured, state-based measures over a two-week period via the experience sampling method unt...
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Across the life span, individuals are faced with critical developmental transitions during which one's motivation can significantly impact achievement striving as well as psychological and physical health. This article provides an overview of the research program of 2011 CPA President's New Researcher Award recipient Dr. Nathan C. Hall, having as i...