Finnish Center of Excellence in Learning and Motivation Research

Motivated learning, learning difficulties and later educational transitions

Research theme III

J.-E. Nurmi, K. Salmela-Aro, H. Lyytinen, K. Aunola, P. Lyytinen, A.-M. Poikkeus, L. Holopainen and E. Leskinen.

B. Laursen


  • To examine the role of academic achievement, learning difficulties and motivation in the formation of individuals’ educational trajectories and their consequences for later in life.


  • Intensive cross-lagged longitudinal studies on students’ learning difficulties, motivation and educational trajectories.