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Pyhältö, Kirsi; Pietarinen, Janne; Haverinen, Kaisa; Tikkanen, Lotta; Soini, Tiina – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2021
Teacher burnout has been identified as a significant occupational hazard. However, our understanding about individual variations in burnout risk among in-service teachers is still less than sufficient. This study explored socio-contextual burnout risk profiles and their association with the reported use of proactive strategies among in-service…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Burnout, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers
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Clem, Anna-Leena; Rudasill, Kathleen M.; Hirvonen, Riikka; Aunola, Kaisa; Kiuru, Noona – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2021
This study examined to what extent teacher-student conflict and closeness, on the one hand, and students' self-concepts of ability in literacy and mathematics, on the other, are related to students' achievement emotions (enjoyment, anxiety and boredom) in mathematics and literacy among Finnish early adolescents (N = 854). We also investigated the…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Conflict, Self Efficacy, Mathematics Achievement
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Vasalampi, Kati; Pakarinen, Eija; Torppa, Minna; Viljaranta, Jaana; Lerkkanen, Marja-Kristiina; Poikkeus, Anna-Maija – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2020
According to the big-fish-little-pond effect (BFLP) model, high individual academic performance in a particular subject is related to high self-concept in that subject, whereas high average classroom performance has a negative effect on self-concept. In the present study, data from Finnish primary school students in grade 3 (504 students), grade 4…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Mathematics Skills, Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students
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Räty, Hannu; Hytti, Ulla; Kasanen, Kati; Komulainen, Katri; Siivonen, Päivi; Kozlinska, Inna – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2020
Employability is an increasing concern for university students. Our survey set out to examine university students' perceptions of their employability and the ways in which these perceptions relate to positions that subsequently connect students to working life: students' self-representational position or "ability self", and students'…
Descriptors: Employment Potential, Self Efficacy, College Students, Positive Attitudes
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Nurmi, Jari-Erik; Silinskas, Gintautas; Kiuru, Noona; Pakarinen, Eija; Turunen, Tiina; Siekkinen, Martti; Tolvanen, Asko; Poikkeus, Anna-Maija; Lerkkanen, Marja-Kristiina – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2018
This cross-lagged longitudinal study examines the evocative impact of a child's psychological adjustment on teachers' affective response and instructional support for a child, and the influence this support and response has on the child's subsequent adjustment. A hundred and seventeen Finnish teachers self-rated the instructional support they…
Descriptors: Student Adjustment, Psychological Patterns, Affective Behavior, Responses
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Sikiö, Riitta; Siekkinen, Martti; Holopainen, Leena; Silinskas, Gintautas; Lerkkanen, Marja-Kristiina; Nurmi, Jari-Erik – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2018
The aim of this study was to examine the role of mothers' (language minority mothers, LM, n = 49, and Finnish-speaking mothers, MP, n = 368) parenting styles and maternal help with their children's homework in the children's (mean age 11.43 years) literacy skills at fourth grade in Finland. In addition, the moderating effect of a child's gender on…
Descriptors: Mothers, Parenting Styles, Homework, Parent Child Relationship
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Lutovac, Sonja; Kaasila, Raimo; Komulainen, Jyrki; Maikkola, Merja – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2017
Lecturers often find themselves unable to appropriately interpret or deal with student feedback, which may consequently be essential to how they feel about teaching and students. Research into lecturers' emotional responses to student feedback is scarce, despite the growing use of student feedback as a means of evaluating teachers' work. This…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Emotional Response, Feedback (Response), Student Attitudes
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Kuittinen, Matti; Meriläinen, Matti; Räty, Hannu – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2014
The study set out to explore an array of key competencies required by psychologists, along with a method for assessing them. The respondents (n?=?353) were a representative sample of young Finnish psychologists with professional experience of between 1 and 6 years. They were requested to rate 52 statements of competence. A set of explorative…
Descriptors: Competence, Job Skills, Psychologists, Foreign Countries
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Sointu, Erkko Tapio; Savolainen, Hannu; Lambert, Matthew C.; Lappalainen, Kristiina; Epstein, Michael H. – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2014
When rating scales are used in different countries, thorough investigation of the psychometric properties is needed. We examined the internal structure of the Finnish translated Behavioral and Emotional Rating Scale-2 (BERS-2) using Rasch and confirmatory factor analysis approaches with a sample of youth, parents, and teachers. The results…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Behavior Rating Scales, Psychometrics
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Bask, Miia; Salmela-Aro, Katariina – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2013
This paper examines the development of school burnout among Finnish youth aged 16-18, specifically with regard to the following three components: a cynical attitude toward the school, feelings of inadequacy as a student, and exhaustion at school. There is evidence of an increase in all three components over time, but only among students on the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Burnout, Dropouts, Adolescents
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Bjorn, Piia Maria; Kyttala, Minna – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2011
This study investigated whether family structure accounts for adolescent academic performance in Finland in the analysis. The thirteen- to fourteen-year-old (grade 8) students' (N = 171) literacy skills were measured and their mathematical performance was tested. Information about family structure was gathered via a questionnaire sent to their…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adolescents, Family Structure, Correlation
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Metsapelto, Riitta-Leena; Pulkkinen, Lea; Tolvanen, Asko – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2010
The present study investigated the role of a school-based intervention program, called the Integrated School Day, in the socioemotional development of Finnish children during their first years of school. The 3-year program involved the restructuring of the school day by adding in extracurricular activities, which were organized on school premises,…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Extracurricular Activities, Intervention, Depression (Psychology)
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Raty, Hannu – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2010
This longitudinal study set out to examine the changes that took place in parents' evaluations of their child's school in the course of the child's complete 9-year-long compulsory education. Over the follow-up period, academically educated and vocationally educated mothers and fathers (N = 326) were asked to indicate their degree of satisfaction…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Compulsory Education, Followup Studies, Fathers
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Pyhalto, Kirsi; Soini, Tiina; Pietarinen, Janne – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2010
Basic education has two main goals: to promote high quality learning outcomes and pupils' personal growth and well-being. The interrelated nature of learning and well-being is here referred to as pedagogical well-being. In this study, we explore Finnish comprehensive school pupils' (N = 518) experienced pedagogical well-being by examining the…
Descriptors: Grade 9, Students, Early Childhood Education, Well Being
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Kyttala, Minna; Lehto, Juhani E. – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2008
Passive and active visuospatial working memory (VSWM) were investigated in relation to maths performance. The mental rotation task was employed as a measure of active VSWM whereas passive VSWM was investigated using a modified Corsi Blocks task and a matrix pattern task. The Raven Progressive Matrices Test measured fluid intelligence. A total of…
Descriptors: Intelligence, Mental Computation, Memory, Word Problems (Mathematics)
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