Personal profile

Description of research and teaching

Elina E. Ketonen is senior lecturer in university pedagogy and post-doctoral researcher in educational psychology at University of Helsinki, specialized in advanced statistical methods. She has used cross-sectional, longitudinal, experience sampling and psychophysiological datasets in her research and several statistical methods, such as variable- and person-oriented approaches, multilevel modelling and most recently, intraindividual analyses. On 2019 she spent 4 months in University of Oxford to specialize in analyzing nested experience sampling and psychophysiological datasets and to take advanced statistical courses on Rasch, Bayesian and multilevel modelling. Elina is interested in investigating the relationships between academic emotions, student motivation, learning, and well-being. More specifically, she is interested in exploring what makes people invest their time in studying and what factors predict learning and achievement. She is also interested in how to develop learning environments that foster positive emotions, engagement, and active learning, where enjoyment of learning is enhanced and potential negative emotions are utilized in a productive way.

Education information

PhD (Educational psychology)

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Helsinki

Award Date: 16 Jan 2018

Fields of Science

  • 516 Educational sciences
  • Educational Psychology
  • Academic emotions
  • Motivation
  • Subjective well-being
  • University pedagogy, Teaching and learning in higher education
  • Statistical methods
  • Person-centered approach
  • Intraindividual approach
  • Multilevel modelling
  • Longitudinal studies
  • 515 Psychology
  • Educational Psychology

International and National Collaboration

Publications and projects within past five years.