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Researcher: Grasten, A (Dr Arto Grasten)

Fields of Research

Human Movement and Sports Science
Sport and Exercise Psychology
Physical Education and Development Curriculum and Pedagogy
Specialist Studies in Education
Motor Control
Health Promotion
Educational Psychology

Research Objectives

Evaluation of Health Outcomes
Expanding Knowledge in Education
Behaviour and Health
Health Education and Promotion
Health and Support Services
Education and Training Theory and Methodology
Learner and Learning Processes

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A comparison of self-report scales and accelerometer-determined moderate to vigorous physical activity scores of Finnish school students; Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science
A motivational model of physical education and links to enjoyment, knowledge, performance, total physical activity and body mass index; Journal of Sports Science and Medicine
Changes in students´ physical activity and perceived autonomy from 7th grade to 9th grade; Liikunta & Tiede (Sports & Science)
Children's segment specific light physical activity across two years of schoolbased program; Journal of Physical Education and Sport
Children’s expectancy beliefs and subjective task values through two years of school-based program and associated links to physical education enjoyment and physical activity; Journal of Sport and Health Science
Children’s segment specific moderate to vigorous physical activity through a school-initiated physical activity program; Baltic Journal of Health and Physical Activity
Developing preschoolers' social skills through cross-cultural physical education intervention; Early Child Development and Care
Development and validation of the Perceived Game-Specific Soccer Competence Scale; Journal of Sports Sciences
Development of perceived competence, tactical skills, motivation, technical skills, and speed and agility in young soccer players; Journal of Sports Sciences
Directly measured and self-reported physical activity in a sample of Finnish secondary school students; Advances in Physical Education
Effectiveness of school-initiated physical activity program on secondary school students’ physical activity participation; Journal of School Health
Effects of school-based physical activity program on students’ moderate to vigorous physical activity and perceptions of physical competence; Journal of Physical Activity & Health
Effects of training on postural control and agility when wearing socks of different compression levels; Biomedical Human Kinetics
Perceptions of motivational climate, goal orientations, and light-to -vigorous-intensity physical activity engagement of a sample of Finnish grade 5 to 9 students; International Journal of Exercise Science
Prediction of enjoyment in school physical education; Journal of Sports Science and Medicine
Results From Finland’s 2014 report card on physical activity for children and youth; Journal of Physical Activity and Health
School-based physical activity interventions for children and youth: Keys for success; Journal of Sport and Health Science
Secondary school students’ physical activity participation across physical education classes: the expectancy-value theory approach; Physical Educator: A Magazine for The Profession
Testing a motivational model of physical education on contextual outcomes and total moderate to vigorous physical activity of middle school students; ICHKPEHE 2017: 19th International Conference on Human Kinetics, Physical Education and Health Education
Testing the model of motivational climate, goal orientations, expectancy beliefs, task values in school physical education, and associated links to light- to vigorous-intensity physical activity; International Journal of Sport Psychology
Three- to four-year-old children’s socioemotional competencies assessed by kindergarten teachers in general and physical education settings, and by parents at home; Preschool and Primary Education

Research Projects

Research Candidate Supervision