Andrea is a doctoral student in Disability Research at the School of Education and Communication.
Her PhD project is a follow-up study and becomes part of the long-standing work CHILD's researchers are doing in examining the preschool as a protective and strengthening environment for children with behavioral problems. The purpose of the study is to gain a better understanding of the long-term effects of preschool environment and involvement in preschool activities on school engagement and results. They want to try to draw conclusions on both protective and strengthening factors for children's functioning, with a special focus on children with behavioral problems. Researchers have followed the children in the project since they were in preschool, and now they are in grade 3 and 6.
Andrea attended the master's program "Interventions in Childhood" at Jönköping University and has a master's degree in Psychology. She has previous work experience from the social services in Croatia, where she has worked with children and young people from difficult background conditions, and their families.
Validation of the School Engagement Questionnaire Engagement Versus Disaffection With Learning: Teacher Report in Swedish 6th Graders
Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 40(4), 549-558.
Ritoša, A., Danielsson, H., Sjöman, M., Almqvist, L., Granlund, M.
Assessing school engagement: Adaptation and validation of “Engagement Versus Disaffection With Learning: Teacher Report” in the Swedish educational context
Frontiers in Education, 5.
Ritoša, A., Bajšanski, I.
Učinak broja opcija na promjenu preferencija uslijed odluke [Number of Options and Choice-Induced Preference Change]
Društvena istraživanja, 24(2), 281-300.
Preschool Social Environment and Observed Involvement of Highly Hyperactive Children and Their Preschool Peers.
European Conference on Educational Research (ECER), “Education in an Era of Risk – the Role of Educational Research for the Future?”, September, 3-6, 2019, Hamburg, Germany.
Ritoša, A., Mc Hugh, E., Nylander, E., Åström, F., Karlsson, E.
Assessing young children’s engagement in preschool - a scoping review protocol [protocol].