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Heta
Tuominen
Collegium Researcher, Department of Teacher Education (Turku)
PhD, Title of Docent

Contact

+358 29 450 4760
+358 50 431 9146
Assistentinkatu 5
20500
Turku

Areas of expertise

educational psychology
motivation
well-being
learning
achievement goal orientation
task value
school burnout
school engagement
perfectionism
educational transitions
educational aspirations
longitudinal studies
research methods

Biography

I am currently a Collegium Researcher at the Turku Institute for Advanced Studies (TIAS), University of Turku, and based at the Department of Teacher Education. I have a university lecturer position at the Faculty of Educational Sciences, University of Helsinki, and a Title of Docent (Education, especially research on student motivation and well-being) at the University of Eastern Finland. 

Teaching

My teaching is mostly related to learning in different contexts, educational psychology, and quantitative research methods. I also supervise Bachelor's, Master's, and PhD students.

Research

My research links the study of motivation with well-being and explores both among children and young people, especially during educational transitions. Specifically, I investigate individual differences in and developmental trajectories of achievement motivation (e.g., achievement goal orientations, task values) and their associations with various educational and emotional outcomes (e.g., academic achievement, educational and occupational aspirations, burnout, engagement, perfectionism).

Publications

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