A1 Journal article (refereed)
Students’ agency profiles in relation to student-perceived teaching practices in university courses (2020)

Jääskelä, P., Poikkeus, A.-M., Häkkinen, P., Vasalampi, K., Rasku-Puttonen, H., & Tolvanen, A. (2020). Students’ agency profiles in relation to student-perceived teaching practices in university courses. International Journal of Educational Research, 103, Article 101604. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijer.2020.101604

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All authors or editors: Jääskelä, Päivikki; Poikkeus, Anna-Maija; Häkkinen, Päivi; Vasalampi, Kati; Rasku-Puttonen, Helena; Tolvanen, Asko

Journal or series: International Journal of Educational Research

ISSN: 0883-0355

eISSN: 1873-538X

Publication year: 2020

Volume: 103

Article number: 101604

Publisher: Elsevier

Publication country: United Kingdom

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijer.2020.101604

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Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/70002


This study addresses the gap in our understanding of the role of pedagogy in agency construction among higher education students. In the present study, profiles of students’ agency experiences were identified and analysed with respect to the students’ perceptions of teaching practices in their courses (i.e., student-centred learning activities, forms of instruction, and student-teacher roles). The Agency of University Students (AUS) Scale (Jääskelä et al., 2017) was used to assess the students’ experiences of their personal, relational, and participatory resources of agency. Agency profiles were found to be associated with students’ perceptions of teaching practices in the courses. The findings have implications for developing practices that promote agency construction in higher education.

Keywords: students; human agency; higher education (teaching); pedagogy of higher education; university pedagogy; educational methods

Free keywords: student agency; latent profile analysis; student-centred learning; teaching practices; higher education

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Reporting Year: 2020

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