Mona Moisala is defending her doctoral dissertation in medicine on “Brain activations related to attention and working memory and their association with technology-mediated activities”. Time and place: 31.3.2017, 12pm, Siltavuorenpenger 1A (Psychologicum), lecture room A132, University of Helsinki. In her research Moisala found, for instance, that media and technology multitasking was related to poorer scores […]
A new study by Lechner, Pavlova, Sortheix, Silbereisen and Salmela-Aro was just accepted for publication in the journal Applied Developmental Science: ABSTRACT We investigated whether the link between family-of-origin socioeconomic status (SES) and civic engagement in young adulthood is mediated by youth’s work values, i.e., the desired characteristics of their current or future jobs. We used data from […]
A new paper by Prof. Katariina Salmela-Aro and colleagues has just been published in the International Journal of Behavioral Development: ABSTRACT The aim of this longitudinal study among 9223 students from grade 7 and grade 9 (age 13–14 and 15–16) was to assess whether immigrant status and gender are associated with the level and […]
Katja Upadyaya’s and Prof. Katariina Salmela-Aro’s new study “Developmental Dynamics between Young Adults’ Life Satisfaction and Engagement with Studies and Work” has just been published in Longitudinal and Life Course Studies (LLCS). ABSTRACT The present five-wave longitudinal study investigated the cross-lagged associations between young adults’ life satisfaction and study/work engagement over the transition from […]
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”. […]
The doctoral dissertation by Antti-Tuomas Pulkka examines the role that adult students’ achievement goal orientations play in their perceptions of their learning environment (course evaluations) and performance. The samples came from the National Defence University.
In a series of studies we have examined the interplay and developmental dynamics between student motivation, academic achievement, and well-being (Tuominen-Soini, Salmela-Aro, & Niemivirta, 2008, 2011, 2012). Read more about these findings from the latest PATHFINDER.