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Personal profile

Curriculum vitae

Contact information

  • PhD, Docent of Educational Psychology (UH), Docent of Education (UEF)
  • Department of Education, University of Helsinki
  • Email: heta.tuominen@helsinki.fi

Description of research and teaching

As from 1.9.2022, I am working as an Academy Research Fellow at the University of Eastern Finland. I am a supervisor within the Doctoral Programme in Cognition, Learning, Instruction and Communication (CLIC) at the University of Helsinki.

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

Educational psychology, Title of Docent, University of Helsinki

Award Date: 22 Sept 2023

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.