Twelve upper secondary schools in Finland participate in the project, which is based on an explicit need expressed by the schools. Study with Strength is a joint research project between the University of Helsinki and Folkhälsan Research Center.
The study follows a partly randomized wait list control group design. The effects of an intervention course in positive education, which combines both theory and practice, is measured. The research follows a mixed methods approach and the data-collection consists of pre and post standardized questionnaires, salivary samples measuring cortisol levels, oxytocin and inflammation markers as well as in-depth interviews with both students and teachers.
This is a joint research project between the Faculty of Education and Folkhälsan Research Center.
Funding: The Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland (funding received 2019 and 2021)
Monica Londen, project leader
Åse Fagerlund, project leader
Stefania Fält, Ph.D-student
Nina Hongell-Ekholm, research assistant
Pehr Jakobsson, research assistant
Miivi Selin-Patel, research assistant
Julia Simonsen, research assistant
Niels Främling, research assistant
Niklas Korhonen, research assistant