Motivation, learning, and well-being (MoLeWe UEF)

Research group

Our group is a new section of a research collective Motivation, Learning, and Well-Being (MoLeWe), with members from the University of Eastern Finland, University of Helsinki, University of Turku, Åbo Akademi University, and University of Oulu. Our research seeks to understand and improve students’ learning, motivation, and well-being, and we study these themes in different age groups, cultures, and phases of education.

Research themes

Our research focuses on individual differences in and the development of motivation (e.g., goals, interest, values, expectancies), learning (including skill development, performance, and achievement), and well-being (e.g., emotions, engagement, perfectionistic strivings, burnout, and stress), with a particular emphasis on mathematics.

Through our studies, we aim to

• gain knowledge on the developmental antecedents and consequences of individual differences in motivation, learning, and well-being
• gain knowledge on the developmental interplay between motivation, learning, and well-being
• understand the situational dynamics of motivation, learning, and well-being
• identify important personal and contextual factors that influence the development of motivation, learning, and well-being


    Research communities

    Motivation, Learning, and Well-Being -Research Collective (MoLeWe)

    MoLeWe-logoThe MoLeWe collective represents a group of researchers from the University of Eastern Finland (UEF), University of Helsinki (UH), University of Turku (UTU), National Defence University (NDU), Åbo Akademi University (ÅAU), and University of Oulu (UO) collaborating in the fields of education and educational psychology. The MoLeWe site serves as our joint home base where you can find information on our research, including PhD projects, as well as our experiences in the academia. We will share our stories and thoughts in a blog, both in English and in Finnish.

    Learning In Digitalized Society (DIGS)

    Our multidisciplinary research community, Learning In Digitalized Society (DIGS), involves researchers and research groups from the Philosophical Faculty, the Faculty of Science and Forestry and the Faculty of Social Sciences and Business Studies. Our research covers learning pathways through the whole life span, and focuses on the special nature of learning and its support in the highly digitalized world. We explore the new learning opportunities and possibilities offered by the digitalized society, as well as the learning requirements and expectations set by digitalization.

Group members - UEF