Marja Kokkonen

Marja Kokkonen (PhD in Psychology, MA in Sport Sciences) is a researcher in the department of physical education at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland. In the domains of personality and developmental psychology and sport and exercise psychology, she has been interested in the role of emotional and social competence in physical education and coaching, and in the well-being of professional coaches, athletes, PE teachers and their pupils. These have been her topics for judo and kendo coaches in coach education where she is actively involved. Her painful but brief experiences of martial arts include participation in the beginners’ classes of kick boxing, krav maga, boxing, and capoeira.

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