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Personal profile

Description of research and teaching

I am a post-doctoral researcher at the Faculty of Educational Sciences with an independent research grant (Eino Jutikkala Fund of the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters). I also work as a part time post-doctoral researcher at the University of Jyväskylä. My research field is in developmental psychology, and my research work is focused on the themes of life course transition to adutlhood, financial independence and agency. I teach at both above mentioned institutions.

Education information

PhD (psychology), 2015, Department of Psychology, University of Jyväskylä. Doctoral dis. accepted with distinction.

M.Soc.Sc. (sociology), 2008, Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy, University of Jyväskylä.

High school degree, 2002, The English School of Helsinki.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD (psychology)

External positions

Post-doctoral researcher, University of Jyväskylä

Sep 2015 → …

Keywords

  • 515 Psychology
  • 5141 Sociology
  • 5144 Social psychology
  • 516 Educational sciences

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.

Publications 2010 2018

Subjective financial situation and financial capability of young adults in Finland

Ranta, M. & Salmela-Aro, K., Nov 2018, In : International Journal of Behavioral Development. 42, 6, p. 525-534 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Yksin yliopistokaupungissa: opiskelijoiden yksinäisyyskokemukset elämänkulun tutkimusperinteen näkökulmasta

Välimäki, V., Ranta, M. A. M., Grönlund, H., Junttila, N. & Pessi, A. B., 2018, In : Nuorisotutkimus. 36, 3, p. 38-56 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Adolescents' preparedness and motivation across the transition to post-comprehensive education

Lazarides, R., Viljaranta, J., Ranta, M. & Salmela-Aro, K., Apr 2017, In : Contemporary Educational Psychology. 49, p. 151-159 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
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Young Adults’ Conceptions of the Sacred in Finland Today

Ranta, M. A. M., Pessi, A. B. & Grönlund, H., 2017, In : Young. 25, 1, p. 45-65 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

File

Avoin tiede ja avoin koulutus? Opiskelijatutkimuksen vuosikirja 2016

Pihlajaniemi, S. (ed.), Haltia, N. (ed.), Ranta, M. (ed.), Saaranen-Kauppinen, A. (ed.) & Väänänen, I. (ed.), 2016, Helsinki: Opiskelun ja koulutuksen tutkimussäätiö Otus. 127 p. (Opiskelijatutkimuksen vuosikirja; vol. 2016)

Research output: Book/ReportAnthology or special issueScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Projects 2000 2000

Mind Hub -tutkimusryhmä

Salmela-Aro, K., Upadyaya, K. M., Ranta, M., Vinni-Laakso, J., Tang, X., Mannerström, R., Maksniemi, E., Lappi, A. E., Nykanen, M., Järvinen, J. & Puukko, K. T.

03/01/2000 → …

Project: Research project

Activities 2005 2016

Persistence and satisfaction or extrinsic motivation - Connection of parents sosioeconomic status and students highest degree goals and personal study goals

Mette Ranta (Supervisor), Elina Emma Henriikka Ketonen (Co-supervisor), Kirsti Maaria Lonka (Co-supervisor)
1 Jan 201631 Dec 2016

Activity: Examination typesSupervision of other thesis (Master's, Licentiate)

"Sukupuoli-identiteetti" Nuorten tutkijoiden jaoksen kevätseminaari

Mette Ranta (Member of organizing committee)
28 May 2015

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies Winter School on Humanities and Social Sciences

Mette Ranta (Attendee)
2 Feb 20156 Feb 2015

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Current research themes in methodologies, values and personality (PSY518)

Mette Ranta (Speaker: Presenter)
6 May 2015

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Käyttäytymistieteellisen tiedekunnan työelämätapahtuma

Mette Ranta (Speaker: Presenter)
17 Mar 2015

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars