Selected Publications for Sari Mullola

Mullola, S., Hakulinen, C., Presseau, J., Gimeno Ruiz de Porras, D., Jokela, M., Hintsa, T., & Elovainio, M. (2018): Personality traits and career choices among physicians in Finland: employment sector, clinical patient contact, specialty and change of specialty, BMC Medical Education (2018) 18:52, DOI: 10.1186/s12909-018-1155-9

Mullola, S., Hakulinen, C., Gimeno Ruiz de Porras, D., Presseau, J., Jokela, M., Vänskä, J., Paunio, T., & Elovainio, M. (2018): Medical specialty choice and well-being at work: Physician’s personality as a moderator, Archives of Environmental & Occupational Health, DOI:10.1080/19338244.2018.1448355

Gluschkoff, K., Elovainio, M., Hintsanen, M., Mullola, S., Pulkki-Råback, L., Keltikangas-Järvinen, L., & Hintsa, T. (2017). Perfectionism and Depressive Symptoms: The Effects of Psychological Detachment from Work. Personality and Individual Differences. In press.

Gluschkoff, K., Elovainio, M., Kinnunen, U., Mullola, S., Hintsanen, M., Keltikangas-Järvinen, L., Hintsa, T. (2016). Work stress, poor recovery and burnout in teachers. Occupational Medicine, 66(7), 564-570.

Mullola, S., Hintsanen, M., Elovainio, M., Pulkki-Råback, L., Lipsanen, J., Josefsson, K., Lehtimäki, T., Raitakari, O.T., & Keltikangas-Järvinen, L. (2015). Adult Temperament and Educational Attainment: A Population-based Cohort Study. Learning and Instruction, 40, 39-53.

Mullola, S., Hintsanen M., & Keltikangas-Järvinen, L. (2015). Temperament and Motivation. In J.D.Wright (Ed.) International Encyclopedia of Social & Bahavioral Sciences, 2nd Edition, Volume 24, 184-190. Oxford: Elsevier, UK. ISBN: 9780080970868.

Viljaranta, J., Aunola, K., Mullola, S., Virkkala, J., Hirvonen, R., Pakarinen, E., & Nurmi, J.-E. (2015). Children’s Temperament and Academic Skill Development During the First Grade: Teachers’ Interaction Styles as Mediators. Child Development, 2015, Volume 86, Number 4, Pages 1191–1209. DOI: 10.1111/cdev.12379

Elovainio, M., Hakulinen, C., Pulkki-Raback, L., Mullola, S., Jokela, M., Josefsson, K., Raitakari, O. T., & Keltikangas-Järvinen, L. (2015). Educational attainment and health transitions over the life-course; testing the potential mechanisms. Journal of Public Health. (2015) doi: 10.1093/pubmed/fdv124. First published online: September 29, 2015.

Mullola, S., Hintsanen, M., Jokela, M., Lipsanen, J., Alatupa, S., Ravaja, N., & Keltikangas-Järvinen, L. (2014). Associations between teacher-rated versus self-rated student temperament and school achievement. Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 58(2), 147-172.

Leino, M. & Mullola, S. Humanistic Education as Temperament-Conscious (Social) Pedagogy (2014). Psychology 5 (7), 753-761. DOI: 4236/psych.2014.57086

Mullola, S., Ravaja, N., Lipsanen, J., Alatupa, S., Hintsanen, M., Jokela, M., & Keltikangas-Järvinen, L. (2012). Gender differences in teachers’ perceptions of students’ temperament, educational competence, and teachability. British Journal of Educational Psychology, 82(2), 185-206. DOI :

Mullola, S., Jokela, M., Hintsanen, M., Alatupa, S., Ravaja, N., & Keltikangas-Järvinen, L. (2012). Same Temperament, Different Appreciation: Temperament’s influence on School Achievement Depends on Student’s and Teacher’s Gender and Teacher’s Age. In S. P. McGeown (Ed.) Psychology of Gender Differences, Chapter 6, pp.77-106. Nova Science Publishers, Inc.  Series: Psychology Research Progress. ISBN: 978-1-62081-405-5

Mullola, S., Jokela, M., Ravaja, N., Lipsanen, J., Hintsanen, M., Alatupa, S., & Keltikangas-Järvinen, L. (2011). Associations of student temperament and educational competence with academic achievement: The role of teacher age and teacher and student gender. Teaching and Teacher Education, 27(5), 942-951. DOI:

Mullola, S., Ravaja, N., Lipsanen, J., Hirstiö-Snellman, P., Alatupa, S., & Keltikangas-Järvinen, L. (2010). Teacher-perceived temperament and educational competence as predictors of school achievement. Learning and Individual Differences, 20(3), 209-214. DOI: