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Personal profile

Curriculum vitae

Contact information

  • PhD, Title of Docent, University lecturer
  • Faculty of Educational Sciences
  • P.O. Box 9, 00014 University of Helsinki, Finland
  • Tel. +358407679099
  • Collegium researcher at the Turku Institute for Advanced Studies (TIAS), University of Turku, during 1.7.2019-31.12.2021

Description of research and teaching

I am a university lecturer in educational sciences and my teaching is mostly related to learning in different contexts, educational psychology, and quantitative research methods. My research links the study of motivation with well-being and explores both among children and young people, especially during educational transitions. Specifically, I investigate individual differences in and developmental trajectories of achievement motivation (e.g., achievement goal orientations, task values) and their associations with various educational and emotional outcomes (e.g., academic achievement, educational aspirations, burnout, engagement, perfectionism).

Education/Academic qualification

Education, Title of Docent, University of Eastern Finland

Award Date: 28 Oct 2020

Education, PhD, University of Helsinki

Award Date: 12 Dec 2012

Fields of Science

  • 516 Educational sciences
  • Educational psychology
  • Motivation
  • Subjective well-being
  • Learning
  • Achievement goal orientation
  • School burnout
  • School engagement
  • Task value
  • Perfectionism
  • Educational transitions
  • Longitudinal studies
  • Research methods
  • 515 Psychology

International and National Collaboration

Publications and projects within past five years.