The project was initiated due to numerous requests by upper secondary schools: twelve general upper secondary schools in Finland have participated in the project.
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.
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This is a joint research project between the Faculty of Education and Folkhälsan Research Center.
Funding received 2019 & 2021 from The Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland.