Mette Ranta

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Description of research and teaching

I am a post-doctoral researcher at the Faculty of Educational Sciences with an independent research grant (Eino Jutikkala Fund of the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters). I also work as a part time post-doctoral researcher at the University of Jyväskylä. My research field is in developmental psychology, and my research work is focused on the themes of life course transition to adutlhood, financial independence and agency. I teach at both above mentioned institutions.

Education information

PhD (psychology), 2015, Department of Psychology, University of Jyväskylä. Doctoral dis. accepted with distinction.

M.Soc.Sc. (sociology), 2008, Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy, University of Jyväskylä.

High school degree, 2002, The English School of Helsinki.

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Latest publications

  1. Subjective financial situation and financial capability of young adults in Finland

    Ranta, M. & Salmela-Aro, K., Nov 2018, In : International Journal of Behavioral Development. 42, 6, p. 525-534 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  2. Yksin yliopistokaupungissa: opiskelijoiden yksinäisyyskokemukset elämänkulun tutkimusperinteen näkökulmasta

    Välimäki, V., Ranta, M. A. M., Grönlund, H., Junttila, N. & Pessi, A. B., 2018, In : Nuorisotutkimus. 36, 3, p. 38-56 19 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  3. Adolescents' preparedness and motivation across the transition to post-comprehensive education

    Lazarides, R., Viljaranta, J., Ranta, M. & Salmela-Aro, K., Apr 2017, In : Contemporary Educational Psychology. 49, p. 151-159 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Latest activities

  1. Persistence and satisfaction or extrinsic motivation - Connection of parents sosioeconomic status and students highest degree goals and personal study goals

    Mette Ranta (Supervisor), Elina Emma Henriikka Ketonen (Co-supervisor), Kirsti Maaria Lonka (Co-supervisor)
    1 Jan 201631 Dec 2016

    Activity: Examination typesSupervision of other thesis (Master's, Licentiate)

  2. "Dataa, dataa ropisee" Nuorten tutkijoiden jaoksen syysseminaari

    Mette Ranta (Member of organizing committee)
    2 Dec 2015

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

  3. "Sukupuoli-identiteetti" Nuorten tutkijoiden jaoksen kevätseminaari

    Mette Ranta (Member of organizing committee)
    28 May 2015

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

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