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WiSE: Well-being in the school environment

The research project Well-being in the School Environment (WiSE) examines different aspects of mental health both cross-sectionally and longitudinally in school students to further the knowledge of growth and how mental health develops in adolescence. The project also works with the implementation and evaluation of positive psychology interventions for students and we also develop and validate measurements. 

The current research group consists of associate professor Daiva Daukantaitė, associate professor Eva Hoff, and two doctoral students: Mia Maurer and Frida Rydqvist.


There are two active subprojects:

1. Personal growth and well-being among high school students

This study contains both data collection from intervention groups and control groups during three years.

2. Executive functions and well-being among children and adolescents

Focus is on the development of self-control from 6-19 years and its link to mental health. 

In the project, we are missing teachers’ perspective on the successful implementation of different interventions at school, among other topics. This came up in our pilot projects in the schools in Malmö, which involved interaction with a number of dedicated teachers. Therefore, we aim to expand the research group by involving researchers from the Department of Educational Sciences at Lund University and Malmö University to further develop and test strategies on how to build a safe and autonomy-supportive climate within schools; teach well-being strategies at school; and lead the implementation of positive psychology interventions at school. 

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