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Reason: I’d like to place the data under permanent embargo because students’ identities may be indirectly inferred through factors such as gender, major, and their responses to the reflective essays and interview transcripts.

Supporting Data for "Exploring the Role of Emotions and Immersive Virtual Reality in Environmental Science Education”

posted on 2023-06-07, 08:56 authored by Lok Ching LuiLok Ching Lui

This study aims to investigate the impacts of learning media (Virtual Reality vs 2D screen-video) and emotional message frames (Hope appeal vs Fear appeal) on students’ emotions  and perceived efficacies towards Climate Change. Data included in the datahub are: survey responses, students’ reflective essays, and interview transcripts. 

Before and after viewing either VR or 2D videos on climate change, surveys were conducted to measure students' emotional responses (hope and fear) and perceptions of efficacy (self-efficacy, collective efficacy, and response efficacy). After watching the video, students' reflective essays were collected and 12 students were interviewed. In the interviews, specific questions about reflective essays were asked about students’ feelings and efficacies towards acting against climate change after watching the video.