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Sulkunen, Sari; Malin, Antero – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2018
The purpose of the present study was to examine the relationship between reading literacy and age in an adult population aged 25 to 65 in Nordic countries using PIAAC 2012 data. More specifically, the study examined to what extent variations in the literacy proficiency of adults are explained by age and the recentness of qualifications when…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Literacy, Age Differences, Educational Attainment
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Linnakyla, Pirjo; Malin, Antero – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2008
The aim of this study is to examine Finnish students' school engagement profiles in the light of the data collected in the PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment) in 2003. Even though Finnish students' cognitive achievement has proved excellent in various international assessments, their school engagement has not been flattering. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Profiles, Learner Engagement, Educational Assessment
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Leino, Kaisa; Linnakyla, Pirjo; Malin, Antero – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2004
Finnish students' multiliteracy profiles are examined from the perspectives of both traditional printed reading and Internet activities in the light of the data collected as a national option integrated into the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2000 study. After reciting some previous findings on reader profiles as revealed by…
Descriptors: Printed Materials, Profiles, Internet, Multivariate Analysis
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Linnakyla, Pirjo; Malin, Antero; Taube, Karin – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2004
The initial results of the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) indicated that Finnish and Swedish students are among the best readers in all OECD countries. However, the literacy performance of 7% of Finnish and 12% of Swedish students remains at a level which is not sufficient for further studies or active citizenship. This…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Low Achievement, Cultural Influences
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Malin, Antero; Linnakyla, Pirjo – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2001
Studied the advantages and disadvantages of using multilevel models and the statistical program MLwiN in analyzing large-scale educational data with repeated measures. Used data from Finnish eighth graders in 1991 (n=1,123) and 1995 (n=1,113) to study the quality of school life over time. Results show the usefulness of the multilevel statistical…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Educational Quality, Foreign Countries, Junior High School Students