Recent publications

Tapola, A., Jaakkola, T., & Niemivirta, M. (2014). The influence of achievement goal orientations and task concreteness on situational interest. Journal of Experimental Education, 82(4), 455-479. [download pdf | for personal use only] [DOI]

Tapola, A., Veermans, M., & Niemivirta, M. (2013). Predictors and outcomes of situational interest during a science learning task. Instructional Science, 41(6), pp 1047-1064. [download pdf | for personal use only] [DOI]

Pulkka, A.-T. & Niemivirta, M. (2013). In the eye of the beholder: Do adult students’ achievement goal orientation profiles predict their perceptions of instruction and studying? Studies in Educational Evaluation, 39, 133-143 [download pdf | for personal use only] [DOI]

Pulkka, A.-T. & Niemivirta, M. (2013). Predictive relationships between adult students’ achievement goal orientations, course evaluations, and performance. International Journal of Educational Research, 61, 26-37. [download pdf | for personal use only]

Pulkka, A.-T. & Niemivirta, M. (2013). Adult students’ achievement goal orientations and evaluations of the learning environment: A Person-centred longitudinal analysis. Educational Research and Evaluation, 19(4), 297-322. [download pdf | for personal use only] [DOI]

Vuokko, E., Niemivirta, M., & Helenius, P. (2013). Distinct cortical activation patterns during subitizing and counting. Brain Research, 1497, 40–52. [download pdf | for personal use only] [DOI]

Heikkilä, A., Lonka, K., Niemivirta, M. J. & Nieminen, J. (2012). Relations between teacher students’ approaches to learning, cognitive- and attributional strategies, well-being, and study success. Higher Education, 64(4),455-471. [download pdf | for personal use only] [DOI]

Tuominen-Soini, H., Salmela-Aro, K. & Niemivirta, M. (2012). Achievement goal orientations and academic well-being across the transition to upper secondary education. Learning and Individual Differences. 22(3), 290-305. [download pdf | for personal use only] [DOI]

Helenius, P., Laasonen, M., Hokkanen, L., Paetau, R., & Niemivirta, M. (2011). Impaired engagement of the ventral attentional pathway in ADHD. Neuropsychologia, 49, 1889-1896. [download pdf | for personal use only] [DOI]

Heikkilä, A., Niemivirta, M., Nieminen, J., & Lonka, K. (2011). Interrelations among university students’ approaches to learning, regulation of learning, and cognitive and attributional strategies: A person-oriented approach. Higher Education, 61, 513-529. [download pdf | for personal use only] [DOI]

Tuominen-Soini, H., Salmela-Aro, K. & Niemivirta, M. (2011). Stability and change in achievement goal orientations: A person-centred approach. Contemporary Educational Psychology, 36, 82-100. [download pdf | for personal use only] [DOI]

Aunio, P. & Niemivirta, M. (2010). Predicting children’s mathematical performance in grade one by early numeracy. Learning and Individual Differences, 20(5), 427-435. [download pdf | for personal use only] [DOI]

Helenius, P., Laasonen, M., Hokkanen, L., Paetau, R., & Niemivirta, M. (2010). Neural correlates of late positivities associated with infrequent visual events and response errors. NeuroImage, 53(2), 619-628. [download pdf | for personal use only] [DOI]

Tapola, A. & Niemivirta, M. (2008). The role of achievement goal orientations in students’ perceptions of and preferences for classroom environment. British Journal of Educational Psychology, 78, 291–312. [download pdf | for personal use only] [DOI]

Tuominen-Soini, H., Salmela-Aro, K. & Niemivirta, M. (2008). Achievement goal orientations and well-being: A person-centred analysis. Learning and Instruction, 18, 251-266. [download pdf | for personal use only] [DOI]

Niemivirta, M. & Tapola, A. (2007). Self-efficacy, interest, and task performance: Within-task changes, mutual relationships, and predictive effects. Zeitschrift für Pädagogische Psychologie, 21, 241-250. [download pdf (in English) | for personal use only] [DOI]

Niemivirta, M. (2006). Assessing motivation and self-regulation in learning within a predictive design: Incorporating systematic elements of change. Educational Psychology Review, 18(3), 255-259.

Aunio, P., Niemivirta, M., Hautamäki, J., Van Luit, J., Shi, J., & Zhang, M. (2006). Young children’s number sense in China and Finland. Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 50, 483-502. [download pdf (in English) | for personal use only] [DOI]