Students’ life purpose profiles show self-orientation and need of support from education to expand them

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Researcher Elina Kuusisto is interested in what purposes in life people have and how they affect the quality of their lives and society. Kuusisto has also studied the life purposes of students at Tampere University and Tampere University of Applied Sciences. Studies show that students’ life purposes often do not go beyond their self-interest and relate to their own well-being, not so much to the common good. Concerned about the results, Kuusisto is currently studying the role of education and how students can be supported in the future in expanding their purposes in life.

Period24 Apr 2023

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