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

Research group

Our group is a new section of a research collective Motivation, Learning, and Well-Being, with members from the University of Eastern Finland, University of Helsinki, University of Turku, Åbo Akademi University, and University of Oslo. 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.

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


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