Educational psychology, research on motivation and learning; PhD, docent of educational psychology
My reserach focuses on the interplay between students' motivation, learning, and well-being, and particularly on their developmental and situational dynamics. Also the releationships between the development of math skills and motivation as well as math-related educational pathways and choices are of specific interest to me.
Philosophical Faculty, School of Applied Educational Science and Teacher Education
+358 50 518 9827
Educational psychology, quantitative research methods, doctoral studies
Research groups and research projects
Our research collective (Motivation, Learning, and Well-Being; MoLeWe) includes researchers and PhD students from the University of Eastern Finland, University of Helsinki, University of Turku, Åbo Akademi University, and University of Oslo. Our research topics range from temperament to the development of mathematical thinking, from the neural correlates of error-related processing to perfectionism, and from classroom study experiences to cultural differences in motivation. Among other things.
RESEARCH GROUPS - UEF
Nuutila, Katariina; Tapola, Anna; Tuominen, Heta; Molnár, Gyöngyvér; Niemivirta, Markku. 2021. Mutual relationships between the levels of and changes in interest, self-efficacy, and perceived difficulty during task engagement Learning and individual differences 92: 102090. 2021
Rawlings, Anna Mari; Tapola, Anna; Niemivirta, Markku. 2021. Temperamental Sensitivities Differentially Linked With Interest, Strain, and Effort Appraisals Frontiers in psychology 11: 551806. 2021
Tuominen, Heta; Kuusi, Anna; Pulkka, Antti-Tuomas; Tapola, Anna; Niemivirta, Markku. 2021. Täydellisyyteen pyrkimistä ja huolta omista suorituksista? Lukiolaisten perfektionismi ja opiskeluhyvinvointi Kasvatus 52 2: 209-222. 2021
Nuutila, Katariina; Tapola, Anna; Tuominen, Heta; Kupiainen, Sirkku; Pásztor, Attila; Niemivirta, Markku. 2020. Reciprocal Predictions Between Interest, Self-Efficacy, and Performance During a Task Frontiers in education 5: 1-13. 2020
Ståhlberg, Jenny; Tuominen, Heta; Pulkka, Antti-Tuomas; Niemivirta, Markku. 2020. Students' perfectionistic profiles: Stability, change, and associations with achievement goal orientations Psychology in the schools 2021; 58 1: 162-184. 2020
Tuominen, Heta; Juntunen, Henriikka; Niemivirta, Markku. 2020. Striving for Success but at What Cost? Subject-Specific Achievement Goal Orientation Profiles, Perceived Cost, and Academic Well-Being Frontiers in psychology 11: 557445. 2020
Tuominen, Heta; Niemivirta, Markku; Lonka, Kirsti; Salmela-Aro, Katariina. 2020. Motivation across a transition: Changes in achievement goal orientations and academic well-being from elementary to secondary school Learning and individual differences 79: 101854. 2020