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Räty, Hannu; Kozlinska, Inna; Kasanen, Kati; Siivonen, Päivi; Komulainen, Katri; Hytti, Ulla – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2019
The aim of this study was to examine what sort of ability expectations university students have about the requirements of working life, and how the perception of these expectations relate to students' perceptions of their own employability. The participants comprised a sample of students (N = 1819) from two Finnish universities, representing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Employment Potential, Expectation, Student Attitudes
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Räty, Hannu; Korhonen, Maija; Kasanen, Kati; Komulainen, Katri; Rautiainen, Riitta; Siivonen, Päivi – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2016
This study set out to investigate parental attitudes toward entrepreneurship education as evaluative directing components of social representations. A nationwide sample of parents (N = 625) was asked to indicate their opinions on a set of statements about entrepreneurship education. The parents' attitudinal orientation suggested that they would…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Entrepreneurship, Parent Attitudes, Educational Policy
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Karkkainen, Riitta; Raty, Hannu; Kasanen, Kati – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2010
The study examined children's and their parents' and teachers' perceptions of the malleability of the child's academic competencies. A total of 103 third- and sixth-graders and their parents and teachers were asked to rate how much the child could improve her/his competencies in mathematics and Finnish. The participants were asked to use…
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Student Attitudes, Parent Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
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Karkkainen, Riitta; Raty, Hannu; Kasanen, Kati – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2008
This study set out to examine children's notions of the malleability of their academic competencies and the relations of these notions to the child's grade-level and gender and the parent's educational level. In interviews of a total of 103 boys and girls of the third and the sixth grade, children of academically and vocationally educated parents…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Grade 3, Grade 6, Academic Ability