A1 Journal article (refereed)
Adolescents' engagement profiles and their association with academic performance and situational engagement (2020)

Pöysä, S., Poikkeus, A.-M., Muotka, J., Vasalampi, K., & Lerkkanen, M.-K. (2020). Adolescents' engagement profiles and their association with academic performance and situational engagement. Learning and Individual Differences, 82, Article 101922. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lindif.2020.101922

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All authors or editors: Pöysä, Sanni; Poikkeus, Anna-Maija; Muotka, Joona; Vasalampi, Kati; Lerkkanen, Marja-Kristiina

Journal or series: Learning and Individual Differences

ISSN: 1041-6080

eISSN: 1873-3425

Publication year: 2020

Volume: 82

Article number: 101922

Publisher: Elsevier

Publication country: United Kingdom

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lindif.2020.101922

Publication open access: Not open

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Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/71678


This study examined adolescents' engagement profiles and their association with situational engagement and academic performance in lower secondary school settings. The data consisted of 301 Grade 7 students from Finland. By utilizing person-oriented approach with Latent Profiling Analysis on subscales capturing students' overall engagement, four subgroups of students with different overall engagement profiles were identified. These profile groups were further analyzed with respect to differences in student background (gender and maternal education), academic performance (GPA, and reading and mathematics tests), and lesson-specific situational engagement. The profile groups showed differences with respect to gender, maternal education, and GPAs as well as situational engagement. The findings provided new insights into the associations between overall and situational engagement by documenting concordance but also disconcordance between them, and by showing situational fluctuation of engagement in particular among students with high overall engagement.

Keywords: lower comprehensive school pupils; schoolwork; study motivation; committing oneself; study performance

Free keywords: situational engagement; overall engagement; lower secondary school; latent profile groups

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Reporting Year: 2020

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