Håkan Andersson

Håkan is an Analyst at the Swedish Higher Education Authority, providing the Ministry of Education and also other relevant sectors within the society with statistics about higher education.He joined the Pathways programme in June 2012 and was based at the Department of Psychology at the University of Stockholm, Sweden.  His PhD in developmental psychology was completed in June 2012 at the University of Stockholm. His dissertation, entitled "Childhood Self-Regulation, Academic Achievement, and Occupational Attainment", investigated the association between different self-regulatory processes and academic achievement in childhood and also in relation to later adaptation in adulthood.

Håkan’s research as a Pathways Fellow focused on gifted children’s later adaptation. He also continued his work on self-regulation. In collaboration with other Pathways fellows, he investigated the micro-dynamics of flow using intense diary data.

Andersson, H., Lovern, J. & Bergman, L.R. (2014). The Importance of High Competence in Adolescence for Career Outcomes in Midlife. Research in Human Development 11(3): 204-216.

Obschonka, M., Andersson, H., Silbereisen, R., and Sverke, M. (2013) Rule-breaking, crime, and entrepreneurship: A replication and extension study with 37-year longitudinal data. Journal of Vocational Behavior 83 (3): 386-396

Book Chapters
Dietrich, J., Andersson, H., and Salmela-Aro, K. (2014). Developmental psychologists’ perspective on pathways through school and beyond. In P. Blanchard, F. Bühlmann, and J.-A. Gauthier (Eds.). Advances in sequence analysis: Methods, theories and applications, Vol. 2: 129-150, Springer.


Best doctoral thesis in Psychology at Stockholm University, 2012.