STEM & Gender

The project is a series of studies on how multiple ecological systems on the cultural, social, motivational, and behavioural development of youth shape their major and career choices particularly in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). These studies also focus on gender differences in the ecological mechanisms leading to STEM pathways.


2021 Relations of Epistemic Beliefs With Motivation, Achievement, and Aspirations in Science: Generalizability Across 72 Societies. Journal of Educational Psychology. Preprint version.

2019 Countries, parental occupation, and girls' interest in science. The Lancet. Preprint version.

2019 Young Women Face Disadvantage to Enrollment in University STEM Coursework Regardless of Prior Achievement and Attitudes. American Educational Research Journal. Preprint version.

2019 In-the-Moment Profiles of Expectancies, Task Values, and Costs Frontiers in Psychology. Preprint version.

2019 The Relations of Science Task Values, Self-Concept of Ability, and STEM Aspirations Among Finnish Students From First to Second Grade. Frontiers in Psychology. Preprint version.

2018 Joint trajectories of task value in multiple subject domains: From both variable- and pattern-centered perspectives. Frontiers in Psychology. Preprint version.

2018 Gendered Pathways Toward STEM Careers: The Incremental Roles of Work Value Profiles Above Academic Task Values. Contemporary Educational Psychology. Preprint version.

2017 Extending expectancy-value theory predictions of achievement and aspirations in science: Dimensional comparison processes and expectancy-by-value interactions. Learning and Instruction. Preprint version.

2016 Probing the Unique Contributions of Self-Concept, Task Values, and Their Interactions Using Multiple Value Facets and Multiple Academic Outcomes. AEAR open. Preprint version.

2015 Directionality of the Associations of High School Expectancy-Value, Aspirations, and Attainment: A Longitudinal Study. American Educational Research Journal Preprint version.

2015 Achievement, Motivation, and Educational Choices: A Longitudinal Study of Expectancy and Value Using a Multiplicative Perspective. Developmental Psychology Preprint version.