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Nina Sajaniemi

PhD, clinical neuropsychologist

  • PL 8 (Siltavuorenpenger 10)

    00014

    Finland

1990 …2020

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Publications

2020

Association of screen time with long-term stress and temperament in preschoolers: results from the DAGIS study

Leppänen, M. H., Sääksjärvi, K., Vepsäläinen, H., Ray, C., Hiltunen, P., Koivusilta, L., Erkkola, M., Sajaniemi, N. & Roos, E., 27 May 2020, In : European journal of pediatrics. 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Children’s negative experiences as a part of quality evaluation in early childhood education and care: Early Child Development and Care

Pihlainen, K., Reunamo, J., Sajaniemi, N. & Kärnä, E., 7 Aug 2020, In : Early Child Development and Care. 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Individual-, home- and preschool-level correlates of preschool children's sedentary time

Määttä, S., Konttinen, H., Figueiredo, R. A. D. O., Haukkala, A., Sajaniemi, N., Erkkola, M. & Roos, E., 7 Feb 2020, In : BMC Pediatrics. 20, 1, 14 p., 58.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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2019

A cross-sectional study of children's temperament, food consumption and the role of food-related parenting practices

Kaukonen, R., Lehto, E., Ray, C., Vepsäläinen, H., Nissinen, K., Korkalo, L., Koivusilta, L., Sajaniemi, N., Erkkola, M. & Roos, E., 1 Jul 2019, In : Appetite. 138, p. 136-145 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Children's physical activity and the preschool physical environment: The moderating role of gender

Määttä, S., Gubbels, J., Ray, C., Koivusilta, L., Nislin, M., Sajaniemi, N., Erkkola, M. & Roos, E., 2019, In : Early Childhood Research Quarterly. 47, p. 39-48 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Children's stress regulation in integrated kindergarten groups

Kesäläinen, J., Suhonen, E., Nislin, M., Alijoki, A. & Sajaniemi, N., 2019, p. 24. 1 p.

Research output: Conference materialsAbstract

Children’s self-regulation and coping strategies in a frustrated context in early education

Veijalainen, J., Reunamo, J., Sajaniemi, N. & Suhonen, E., 12 Sep 2019, In : South African Journal of Childhood Education. 9, 1, 8 p., 724.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Enhancing peer interaction in early childhood special education: Chains of children's initiatives, adults' responses and their consequences in play

Syrjämäki, M., Pihlaja, P. & Sajaniemi, N., Sep 2019, In : Early Childhood Education Journal. 47, 5, p. 559-570 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Preschool group practices and preschool children’s sedentary time: a cross-sectional study in Finland

Määttä, S., Lehto, R., Konttinen, H., Ray, C., Sajaniemi, N., Erkkola, M. & Roos, E., 2019, In : BMJ Open. 9, 12, e032210.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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The contribution of preschool meals to the diet of Finnish preschoolers

Korkalo, L., Nissinen, K. M., Skaffari, E., Vepsäläinen, H., Lehto, R., Kaukonen, R. E., Koivusilta, L., Sajaniemi, N., Roos, E. & Erkkola, M., Jul 2019, In : Nutrients. 11, 7, 16 p., 1531.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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2018

Children's biological givens, stress responses, language and cognitive abilities and family background after entering kindergarten in toddlerhood

Suhonen, E., Sajaniemi, N. K., Alijoki, A. & Nislin, M. A., 2018, In : Early Child Development and Care. 188, 3, p. 345-358 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

DEVELOPING THE LOGIC MODEL OF CHANGE FOR A HEALTH PROMOTION INTERVENTION AIMING TO REDUCE SOCIOECONOMIC DIFFERENCES IN PRESCHOOLERS' HEALTH BEHAVIORS AND WELLBEING- THE DAGIS STUDY

Ray, C., Kaukonen, R., Lehto, E., Vepsalainen, H., Lehto, R., Sajaniemi, N., Erkkola, M. & Roos, E., Oct 2018, In : International Journal of Behavioral Medicine. 25, p. S188-S189 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting AbstractResearchpeer-review

Emotional and Playful Stance Taking in Joint Play between Adults and Very Young Children

Pursi, A., Lipponen, L. & Sajaniemi, N., Sep 2018, In : Learning, Culture and Social Interaction. 18, p. 28-45 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Enhancing peer interaction during guided play in Finnish integrated special groups

Syrjämäki, M., Pihlaja, P. & Sajaniemi, N., 2018, In : European Early Childhood Education Research Journal. 26, 3, p. 418-431 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Infant and Toddler Educare: a Challenge to Neoliberalism

Sims, M., Alexander, E., Nislin, M., Pedey, K., Tausere Tiko, L. & Sajaniemi, N., 24 Apr 2018, In : South African Journal of Childhood Education. 8, 1, 8 p., 594.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Nuoruuden kehitys - mitä tapahtuu pinnan alla?

Hermanson, E. & Sajaniemi, N., 2018, In : Duodecim. 134, 8, p. 843-849 7 p., duo14286 (014.286).

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleScientificpeer-review

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Oppimisen tuki varhaislapsuudesta toisen asteen siirtymään: tasa-arvon toteutuminen ja kehittämistarpeet

Vainikainen, M-P., Lintuvuori, M., Paananen, M., Eskelinen, M., Kirjavainen, T., Hienonen, N., Jahnukainen, M., Thuneberg, H., Asikainen, M., Suhonen, E., Alijoki, A., Sajaniemi, N., Reunamo, J., Keskinen, H-L. & Hotulainen, R., 27 Sep 2018, Helsinki: Valtioneuvoston kanslia. 126 p. (Valtioneuvoston selvitys- ja tutkimustoiminnan julkaisusarja; no. 55/2018)

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned reportProfessional

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PREDICTORS IN HOME ENVIRONMENT OF PRESCHOOL CHILDREN'S SEDENTARY TIME

Roos, E., Lehto, R., Sajaniemi, N., Erkkola, M., Ray, C. & Lehto, E., Oct 2018, In : International Journal of Behavioral Medicine. 25, p. S58-S59 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting AbstractResearchpeer-review

Tool development: increasing preschoolers' ability to delay gratification

Erkkola, M., Vepsäläinen, H., Ray, C., Suhonen, E., Lehtovirta, M., Skaffari, E. & Sajaniemi, N., Nov 2018, In : European Journal of Public Health. 28, p. 427-427 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting AbstractResearchpeer-review

2017

Enhancing Peer Interaction: An Aspect of a High Quality Learning Environment in Finnish Early Childhood Special Education

Syrjämäki, M., Sajaniemi, N., Suhonen, E., Alijoki, A. & Nislin, M., 2017, In : European Journal of Special Needs Education. 32, 3, p. 377-390 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Factors explaining maternal educational level differences in preschoolers' intake of sugary products

Lehto, E., Roos, E., Ray, C., Lehto, R., Kaukonen, R., Sajaniemi, N., Vepsalainen, H. & Erkkola, M., Nov 2017, In : European Journal of Public Health. 27, Supplement 3, p. 173-173 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting AbstractResearchpeer-review

Sukupuolen ja äidin koulutustaustan yhteydet 3–6-vuotiaiden lasten objektiivisesti mitattuun liikkumiseen

Määttä, S., Lehto, R., Sajaniemi, N. K., Erkkola, M. & Roos, E. B., 18 Dec 2017, In : Liikunta & Tiede. 54, 6, p. 81-87

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Tarinasta leikiksi – Tarinallisen leikin käsikirja

Pursi, A., Laitinen, M., Salonen, M., Lounassalo, J. & Sajaniemi, N., 2017, Vantaa: Vantaan kaupunki. 50 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBookProfessional

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The Stressed Child

Sajaniemi, N., 1 Sep 2017, Childhood Today. Owen, A. (ed.). London: SAGE Publications Ltd, p. 128-146 19 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Developing an intervention to diminish socioeconomic differences in health behaviors in preschool

Ray, C., Maatta, S., Lehto, R., Kaukonen, R., Sajaniemi, N., Erkkola, M., Roos, E. & DAGIS Consortium Grp, Nov 2016, European Journal of Public Health, suppl_1. Vol. 26. p. 407-407 1 p. (European Journal of Public Health; vol. 26, no. suppl_1).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientificpeer-review

Dietary patterns among Finnish preschool children and their parents

Vepsalainen, H., Korkalo, L., Mikkila, V., Nissinen, K., Skaffari, E., Lehto, R., Ray, C., Sajaniemi, N., Roos, E., Erkkola, M. & DAGIS Consortium Grp, Nov 2016, In : European Journal of Public Health. 26, Suppl. 1, p. 245 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting AbstractResearchpeer-review

HOW OFTEN IS IT ACCEPTABLE FOR PRESCHOOLERS TO CONSUME SUGAR-RICH FOODS AND DRINKS? ASSOCIATIONS BETWEEN PARENTS' VIEWS AND EDUCATIONAL LEVEL

Kaukonen, R., Lehto, R., Maatta, S., Ray, C., Sajaniemi, N., Erkkola, M. & Roos, E., Nov 2016, In : International Journal of Behavioral Medicine. 23, p. S103-S104 2 p., P317.

Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting AbstractResearchpeer-review

Lasten tapauskuvausten tarkastelua taidepedagogiikan sekä lapsen toiminnan ja käyttäytymisen näkökulmista TAIKAVA-hankkeessa

Rusanen, S. & Sajaniemi, N., 2016, Taiteen taikaa varhaiskasvatukseen: TAIKAVA-kehittämishankkeen raportti 2014–2016. Halme, K., Karimäki, R. & Rusanen, S. (eds.). Vantaa: Vantaan kulttuuripalvelut ja varhaiskasvatuspalvelut, p. 154-173 20 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientific

Lasten temperamentin ja tuen tarpeiden yhteys lasten kognitiivisiin toimintoihin päiväkotien erityisryhmissä

Alijoki, A., Suhonen, E., Nislin, M. & Sajaniemi, N., 2016, In : NMI-bulletin. 26, 1, p. 19-36 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Mindful awareness in early childhood education

Nieminen, S. & Sajaniemi, N., 25 Aug 2016, In : South African Journal of Childhood Education. 6, 1, 9 p., a399.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Occupational well-being and stress among early childhood professionals: the use of an innovative strategy to measure stress reactivity in the workplace

Nislin, M., Sajaniemi, N., Sims, M., Suhonen, E., Maldonado, E., Hyttinen, S. & Hirvonen, A., 9 Mar 2016, In : Open Review of Educational Research. 3, 1, p. 1-17 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Pedagogical work, stress regulation and work-related well-being among early childhood professionals in integrated special day-care groups

Nislin, M. A., Sajaniemi, N. K., Sims, M., Suhonen, E., Maldonado Montero, E. F., Hirvonen, A. & Hyttinen, S., 2016, In : European Journal of Special Needs Education. 31, 1, p. 27-43 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Vanhat aivot, uudet oppimisympäristöt - digitalisaatio evoluution haastajana

Translated title of the contribution: Old brain, new learning environments - digitalization as Sajaniemi, N., 2016, Psyykkinen hyvinvointi ja oppiminen = Mental wellbeing and learning . Ahtola, A. (ed.). Jyväskylä : PS-kustannus, p. 22-56 35 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

2015

Bystanders' roles and children with special educational needs in bullying situations among preschool-aged children

Repo (ent. Kirves), L. & Sajaniemi, N., 2015, In : Early years : an international journal of research and development. 35, 1, p. 5-21 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Children's play behaviour and social communication in integrated special day-care groups

Suhonen, E., Nislin, M., Alijoki, A. & Sajaniemi, N., 2015, In : European Journal of Special Needs Education. 30, 3, p. 287-303 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Increased health and well-being in preschools (DAGIS): rationale and design for a randomized controlled trial

Maatta, S., Lehto, R., Nislin, M., Ray, C., Erkkola, M., Sajaniemi, N., Roos, E. & DAGIS Res Grp, 18 Apr 2015, In : BMC Public Health. 15, 10 p., 402.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Prevention of bullying in early educational settings: pedagogical and organizational factors related to bullying

Repo (ent. Kirves), L. & Sajaniemi, N., 2015, In : European Early Childhood Education Research Journal. 23, 4, p. 461-475 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Quality of Learning Environment in Finnish Children

Sajaniemi, N. K., 2015, Abstract book .

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientificpeer-review

Stressin säätely - kehityksen, vuorovaikutuksen ja oppimisen ydin

Translated title of the contribution: Stress regulation - core of development, interaction and learning Sajaniemi, N., Suhonen, E., Nislin, M. & Mäkelä, J. E., 2015, Jyväskylä: PS-kustannus. 213 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBookScientificpeer-review

Work Demands and Resources, Stress Regulation and Quality of Pedagogical Work Among Professionals in Finnish Early Childhood Education Settings

Nislin, M., Sajaniemi, N., Suhonen, E., Sims, M., Hotulainen, R., Hyttinen, S. & Hyttinen, A., 5 Oct 2015, In : Journal of Early Childhood Education Research. 4, 1, p. 42-66 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Working with children with special needs in Finnish kindergartens: Professionals and/or specialists?

Nislin, M., Paananen, M., Repo, L., Sajaniemi, N. & Sims, M., 2015, In : South African Journal of Childhood Education. 5, 3, 10 p., a368.

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Ihminen voi hyvin joukossa: A human being feels well in groups

Sajaniemi, N. & Mäkelä, J., 15 Oct 2014, Positiivisen psykologian voima . Uusitalo-Malmivaara, L. (ed.). Jyväskylä : PS-kustannus, p. 136-159 24 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review