2021-2023 Finnish Cultural Foundation


This post-doctoral study contributes to the field of research on study wellbeing of young people making their transition from comprehensive school to secondary education. The aim of the study is to explore

  1. individual variation in the developmental course of perceived social support from teachers, peers and guardians from comprehensive school to secondary education
  2. whether changes in social support from teachers, peers, and guardians contribute to changes in study engagement and study burnout over time
  3. the role of different source of social support on the students’ study wellbeing over time.

Study is a longitudinal and utilises mixed-methods approach.

Researcher: PhD Sanna Ulmanen, Faculty of Education and Culture, Tampere University