Developing Occupational Well-being of Health Care Teachers in Estonia – participatory action research, 2021–2023
The purpose of this action research project is to describe and evaluate health care teachers’ occupational well-being, develop the occupational well-being by community based developmental intervention and assess the impact of developmental intervention on health care teachers’ occupational well-being in Estonia. This developmental intervention is expected to increase the occupational well-being activities at the individual and organizational level, reducing workload and promoting recovery from work. In the future, this intervention can be applied in different fields and levels of education.
This project is also part of a larger research entity of the University of Eastern Finland, Department of Nursing Science, titled Occupational Well-being in Education (OWE), which also includes Social and health care teachers’ occupational well-being in Finland -research and development project (2020-23). This is how this action research project implemented in Estonian, and its results and operating models also generate new information to the larger research entity.
Partners: University of Eastern Finland, Department of Nursing Science (leading) and University of Tartu, Department of Nursing Science in collaboration with Tartu Health Care College and Tallinn Health Care College.
Group members - UEF
Terhi Saaranen Professor , Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Nursing Science
Kirsi Honkalampi Professor , School of Educational Sciences and Psychology, Psychology
Anneli Vauhkonen Project Researcher , Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Nursing Science