Our study examines and promotes students’ well-being and studying in higher education. We aim to explore the interrelationship between students’ well-being, their experiences of study-related burnout, psychological flexibility and achievement and progression during bachelor’s level study and further, how this interrelationship develops as study progresses. We aim to recognize the potential groups of students who are likely to have problems at university and who are at higher risk of study-related burnout. The objective is also to develop an integrated intervention for university students to support students' stress tolerance and well-being as well as life-long learning skills, and explore its effects on student well-being, study processes and study achievements. Our study is conducted using a mixed method approach which combines both quantitative and qualitative research methods as well as biophysical measurements.
The research group functions mainly in the University of Helsinki but we have a lot of collaborators nationally and internationally. The project PI:s work as senior lecturers in university pedagogy at the Helsinki center for university teaching and learning (HYPE). We aim to develop research-based tools and systems, that can support student well-being and high quality learning, and thereby the development of expertise.