Lauri Hietajärvi

M.Ed. (Educational Psychology), class teacher, Ph.D. Student.

Areas of interest: socio-digital participation, creative learning, technology-mediated learning, knowledge practices, motivation & emotion, well-being, person-oriented approaches

Lauri Hietajärvi is a doctoral student at the Faculty of Educational Sciences, University of Helsinki, Finland, and currently working mostly with Mind the Gap -project data.

At the moment he is busy with exploring the various ways young people engage in socio-digital participation also outside of educational contexts, and further how these are interconnected with adolescents other spheres of life, such as academic and emotional functioning. Methodologically he is interested in combining various approaches from content-rich qualitative methods to longitudinal and person-oriented statistical methods.

Lauri Hietajärvi

Dear colleagues,   Professor Christopher Niemiec from the University of Rochester will be visiting us in November and giving a workshop on self-determination theory in education on Tuesday 8.11. at 9-12 (Siltavuorenpenger 5 A, Minervatori rooms K222.1 & K222.2). The title of the workshop is “Self-determination theory: An approach to enhancing students’ motivation and wellness”. […]

A new book chapter “Career Engagement and Life Satisfaction During Transition from School to Work in Times of Economic Downturn in Finland” by Katja Upadyaya and Katariina Salmela-Aro is coming out soon in Petersen & Motti (eds). Positive Youth Development during economic crisis.

A new paper by Upadyaya, Vartiainen & Salmela-Aro  has been accepted for publication in Burnout Research. Stay tuned: Upadyaya, K, Vartiainen, M & Salmela-Aro, K. (in press). From Job Demands and Resources to Work Engagement, Burnout, Life Satisfaction, Depressive Symptoms, and Occupational Health. Burnout Research.

A new publication from the Mind the Gap -data by Martin Obschonka, Kai Hakkarainen, Kirsti Lonka, & Katariina Salmela-Aro has been accepted for publication in Small Business Economics: An Entrepreneurship Journal. Check out the abstract: Given the importance of entrepreneurial thinking and acting as a meta-skill in the future world of work, we focus on […]

A new study from the EAGER -project by Katariina Salmela-Aro et al published in Learning and Instruction. Highlights: 4 profiles identified: engaged, burnout, moderate burnout and engaged-exhausted. Profiles differed in state experiences of situational school demands, resources and engagement. Engagement is not always a flourishing experience, but for some students a rather exhaustive. Positive and negative […]