Andrea Ritosa

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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.


Ritoša, A., Almqvist, L., Danielsson, H., Granlund, M. (2024). Profiles of State and Trait Engagement of Preschool Children Early Education and Development. More information
Ritoša, A., Åström, F., Björck, E., Borglund, L., Karlsson, E., McHugh, E., Nylander, E. (2023). Measuring Children's Engagement in Early Childhood Education and Care Settings: A Scoping Literature Review. More information
Ritoša, A. (2022). 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. More information
Ritoša, A., Danielsson, H., Sjöman, M., Almqvist, L., Granlund, M. (2020). Assessing school engagement: Adaptation and validation of “Engagement Versus Disaffection With Learning: Teacher Report” in the Swedish educational context Frontiers in Education, 5. More information
Ritoša, A., Bajšanski, I. (2015). Učinak broja opcija na promjenu preferencija uslijed odluke [Number of Options and Choice-Induced Preference Change] Društvena istraživanja, 24(2), 281-300. More information

Doctoral thesis

Ritoša, A. (2023). Measurement of child engagement in early childhood education and care (Doctoral thesis, Jönköping: Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication). More information

Conference paper

Ritoša, A. (2019). 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. More information

Other publications

Ritoša, A., Mc Hugh, E., Nylander, E., Åström, F., Karlsson, E. (2021). Assessing young children’s engagement in preschool - a scoping review protocol [protocol]. More information
Ritoša, A., Almqvist, L., Danielsson, H., Granlund, M. . Profiles of State and Trait Engagement of Preschool Children. More information
Ritoša, A. . Multimethod measurement of child engagement in ECEC – use and association between different measures: A scoping literature review. More information