PERLA

PERLA works to improve the quality of childhood, youth and family research at the University of Tampere, to strengthen connections between scholars from different disciplines within the university and beyond, and to highlight the importance of childhood, youth and family issues also more  generally in the society.

 

 

 


What works? Youth Transitions from Education to Employment in the Middle East and North Africa

Duration: 2019-2022
Funding: The Academy of Finland: Academy Programme for Development Research
Director: Päivi Honkatukia (TAY)
Researchers: Manal El Abboubi, Kamal Abdelhak, Ehaab Abdou, Fatma Jabberi, Sofia Laine, Souleima Majeldi, Caroline Minialai, Kari Paasonen, Henri Onodera


Friendship as potential? Inclusionary friendship practices in managing teenagers’ risk of marginalization

Duration: 2016-2019
Funding: The Academy of Finland
Director: Riikka Korkiamäki (TAY)


Early career teachers’ professional agency across four European countries’

Duration: 2018-2022
Funding: The Academy of Finland
Director: Tiina Soini-Ikonen (UEF, TAY) with Kirsi Pyhältö (OY, HY), Janne Pietarinen (UEF), Auli Toom (HY)


All youth want to rule their world (ALL-YOUTH) subproject 2: From dream to reality 

Duration: 2018-2023
Funding: The Strategic Research Council (SRC) at the Academy of Finland
Director: Päivi Honkatukia
Researchers: Miia Lähde, Tiina Rättilä, Jarmo Rinne


Social media and work engagement among young adults

Duration: 2018
Funding: The Finnish Work Environment Fund 2018-2020
Director: Atte Oksanen
Researchers: Reetta Oksa, Markus Kaakinen, Noora Ellonen


Perhe-elämää vankilan varjossa

Duration: 2/2018-12/2018
Funding: Criminal Sanctions Agency
Director: Rosi Enroos


Consent and objection in child welfare decision-making

Duration: 2017-2021
Funding: Academy of Finland
Director: Tarja Pösö
Researchers: Tarja Pösö, Rosi Enroos, Raija Huhtanen, Johanna Korpinen, Tuula-Riitta Välikoski, Tuija Eronen, Essi Julin, Minna Kuusela, Tuuli Lamponen


Teachers’ strategies matter: unknown resource for buffering school differences in student learning and well-being

Duration: 2016-2020
Funding: Academy of Finland
Directors: Janne Pietarinen (UEF), Tiina Soini (UEF, TAY) ja Kirsi Pyhältö (OY,HY)


Problem gambling and social media: Social psychological study on youth behavior in online gaming communities

Duration: 2017−2019
Funding: The Finnish Foundation for Alcohol Studies 2017–2019
Director: Atte Oksanen
Researchers: Anu Sirola, Markus Kaakinen ja Iina Savolainen


Efficient methods for identifying child maltreatment in social and health care

Duration: 2016−2018
Funding: Ministry of Social Affairs and Health
Director: Eija Paavilainen
Researchers: Heidi Reunanen, Tuija Leppäkoski, Eija Paavilainen


Traumatized Adolescents Seeking Asylum 

Duration: 2016–2018
Funding: Key Project Funding by the Academy of Finland
Director: Kirsi Peltonen
Researchers: Ferdinand Garoff, Samuli Kangaslampi, Kirsi Peltonen


Consortium: Finnish Childcare Policies: In/Equality in Focus / Team 4

Duration: 2015−2020
Funding: The Strategic Research Council (SRC) at the Academy of Finland
Director: Katja Repo
Researchers: Petteri Eerola, Kaisa Hynynen, Aurélie Mary, Noora-Klaudia Mäkinen, Saara Salmivaara, Johanna Malander, Katja Repo, Ella Valtavirta


Redefining Adolescent Learning

Duration: 2015−2019
Funding: The Academy of Finland
Director: Arja Rimpelä
Researchers: Pirjo Lindfors, Jaana M. Kinnunen, Jaana Minkkinen, Lasse Pere


The Digital Literacy and Multimodal Practices of Young Children (DigiLitEY) 

Duration: 2015-2019
Funding: Jackie Marsh (University of Sheffield)
Management committee substitutes from Finland: Reijo Kupiainen, Riitta-Liisa Korkeamäki


Family and intimate relationships: Emotions in focus

Duration: 2015−2018
Funding: Finnish Cultural Foundation
Directors: Petteri Eerola ja Henna Pirskanen (JY)


SILNE-R

Duration: 2015−2018
Funding: Horizon 2020/EU
Director: Arja Rimpelä
Researchers: Pirjo Lindfors, Lasse Pere, Jaana Kinnunen, Heli Parviainen, Leena Koivusilta, Salma El-Amin, Tapio Nummi, Tiina Räsänen, Markus Mikkola, Riittakerttu Kaltiala-Heino, Elise Kosunen


Digital Youth in Media City (DiMe)

Duration: 2016−
Funding: Kone Foundation
Director: Johanna Sumiala
Researchers: Päivi Honkatukia, Yana Krupets, Heta Mulari, Elena Omelchenko, Leena Suurpää ja Arseniy Svynarenko


Interactive Options – Everyday interactions in families with small children in the era of ubiquitous media 

Duration: 2015−2016
Funding: Alli Paasikivi Foundation
Director: Katja Repo
Researchers: Aku Kallio, Sanna Raudaskoski, Satu Valkonen, Eero Suoninen, Katja Repo ja Jouko Nätti


Supporting Motherhood: Research of Motherhood and Trust

Duration: 2015−2016
Director: Katja Repo
Researcher: Eija Eronen


Crises in the Lives of Fathers

Duration: 2015−
Directors: Johanna Terävä (JY) ja Petteri Eerola


Miten auttaa sodassa traumatisoituneita nuoria: muistitoimintojen rooli terapeuttisessa interventiossa

Duration: 2014−2017
Funding: The Academy of Finland
Director: Kirsi Peltonen


Bridging the Gaps Together: Incentives to establish cross-sectoral cooperation between actors of the youth sector

Duration: 2014−
Researcher: Aurélie Mary


Decent Life and Sustainable Careers: An inclusive project with university graduates

Duration: 2014−
Researchers: Eriikka Oinonen ja Lea Henriksson


School matters. Towards a research based school development

Duration: 2013−2018
Researchers: Tiina Soini-Ikonen, Kirsi Pyhältö (Hu), Janne Pietarinen (UEF)


Hate Communities: A Cross-National Comparison

Duration: 2013−2016
Funding: Kone Foundation
Director: Atte Oksanen ja Pekka Räsänen
Researchers: Matti Näsi, Teo Keipi, Pekka Räsänen, Atte Oksanen


Lastensuojelun huostaanotot interventioina − prosessi- ja asianosaisnäkökulma

Duration: 2013-2015
Funding: The Academy of Finland
Director: Tarja Pösö
Researchers: Riitta Laakso, Susanna Helavirta, Tarja Heino, Rosi Enroos


A Lost Generation? Young educated adults under economic crisis

Duration: 2013−2015
Funding: University of Tampere, Senior Research Fellowship, the Institute for Advanced Social Research IASR.
Director: Eriikka Oinonen
Researcher: Lea Henriksson


Finnish Safer Internet Centre (FISIC)

Duration:2012-
Funding: European Commission; Safer Internet programme, national funding


Legitimacy and Fallibility in Child Welfare Services. A Cross-Country Study of Decision-Making

Duration: 2012−2015
Director: Tarja Pösö


Psychological aggression and physical violence: children experiencing and policemen investigating

Duration: 2011−2015
Funding: The Academy of Finland
Director: Noora Ellonen


Media, perheen vuorovaikutus ja lasten hyvinvointi

Duration: 2011−2014
Funding: The Academy of Finland
Director: Anja-Riitta Lahikainen
Researchers: Ilkka Arminen, Tiina Mälkiä, Eerik Mantere, Jouko Nätti, Marjo Pennonen, Sanna Raudaskoski, Katja Repo, ja Eero Suoninen


Mobile Childhood. Children of Lifestyle Migrants in Goa, India

Duration: 2011–2013
Funding: The Academy of Finland
Director: Mari Korpela


Arkielämä ja epävarmuus: sosiaaliset suhteet Jokelan ja Kauhajoen koulusurmien jälkeen

Duration: 2009−2012
Funding: Emil Aaltonen Foundation
Directors: Atte Oksanen, Pekka Räsänen
Researchers: Johanna Nurmi, Miika Vuori, Atte Oksanen, Pekka Räsänen


Ristiriitainen kotihoidon tuki – Kotihoidon tuki vanhempien mahdollisuutena sovittaa yhteen työ- ja perhe-elämää ja sen vaikutukset vanhempien työuraan

Duration:2006−2009
Funding: The Academy of Finland
Director: Jorma Sipilä
Researchers: Minna Rantalaiho, Katja Repo ja Tapio Rissanen


Ennaltaehkäisevä terveystyö neuvolassa: Muuttuva asiakassuhde, tiimityö, hyvinvointineuvolamalli

Duration: 2007−
Funding: University of Tampere, Juho Vainion säätiö
Director: Johanna Ruusuvuori
Researchers: Pirjo Lindfors, Riikka Homanen ja Sanni Tiitinen


Twentyfive and something. Transition to Adulthood in Europe

Duration: 2006−2009
Funding: Emil Aaltonen Foundation
Director: Eriikka Oinonen
Researchers: Aurélie Mary, Helena Laaksonen, Matti Alestalo, Jenni Nurmenniemi


Vuorovaikutus perheessä ja päivähoidossa

Duration: 2006−
Funding: University of Tampere
Director: Eero Suoninen
Researchers: Leila Rinkinen


Families in Europe. Ideology and Realities

Duration: 2005−2008
Funding: The Academy of Finland
Director: Eriikka Oinonen


Children’s Wellbeing and Media

Duration: 2003−
Funding: Academy of Finland, University of Tampere, Nokia, Elisa Communications, Mannerheim League for Child Welfare, Foundation of Emil Aaltonen, Kone Foundation, Finnish Cultural Foundation, Ministry of Education and Culture, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health
Director: Anja Riitta Lahikainen


Unequal Childhood: A Study on Children’s Life Changes and Wellbeing in the Nordic Countries

Duration: 2002−
Funding: The Academy of Finland, NOS-S
Director: Irmeli Järventie
Researchers: Miia Lähde, Jaana Minkkinen, Markus Kaakinen ja Atte Oksanen


NEDIS – Research on Health Promotion of Children and Adolescents

Funding: Ministry of Social Affairs and Health
Directors: Arja Rimpelä ja Leena Koivusilta
Researchers: Pirjo Lindfors, Lasse Pere, Jaana Kinnunen, Susanna Lehtinen-Jacks, Heli Parviainen, Salma El-Amin, Tapio Nummi, Tiina Räsänen, Markus Mikkola, Riittakerttu Kaltiala-Heino, Elise Kosunen