Social and health care teachers’ occupational well-being in Finland -research and development project, 2020-2023
The aim of the Social and health care teachers’ occupational well-being in Finland -research and development project is to promote the occupational well-being of social and health care teachers. The project is in two parts, the first part was implemented in autumn 2020 as a national cross-sectional study (n = 552) to extensively evaluate the occupational well-being and development needs of teachers working in the Social and Health Sector. The second phase of the social and health teachers’ occupational well-being in Finland research and development project develops individual-level and work community-level occupational well-being programs that are suitable for daily work of teachers. The aim of the programs is to maintain and increase the actions that promote the occupational well-being of vocational teachers and the resources of the individual and the work community in educational organizations. The occupational well-being programs produced and tested in the research and development project may be applied in various fields and levels of education in the future.
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 research on occupational well-being of health care teachers in Estonia (2021-23) and research co-operation for primary school staff in Lithuania (2019-20). This is how this occupational well-being project implemented in Finland, and its results and operating models also generate new information to the international research. The project is carried out by the University of Eastern Finland, the Department of Nursing Science, and as a partner, the University of Turku, the Department of Nursing Science and University of Eastern Finland, Department of Applied Physics and Vocational Educators and Trainers (Ammatilliset opettajat AO ry). The project has been received funding from the OAJ’s Occupational Wellbeing Fund for the years 2021-23.
Research group (University of Eastern Finland: Professor Terhi Saaranen (research leader), Department of Nursing Science; Project researcher Anneli Vauhkonen, Department of Nursing Science, Professori Kirsi Honkalampi, School of Educational Sciences and Psychology, Senior Researcher Mika Tarvainen, Department of Applied Physics
Social and health care teachers’ experiences of work recovery methodsKatri Lätti's Master's Thesis Social and health care teachers’ experiences of work recovery methods – a qualitative study (abstract in English)
Educators' occupational well-being in health and social care educationNew publication from social and health care educators' occupational well-being by Rinne et al. (2022): Educators' occupational well-being in health…
Project is funded by the OAJ’s Occupational Wellbeing Fund for the years 2021-2023
Vauhkonen, A., Kommusaar, J., Kangasniemi, M., Honkalampi, K., Mikiver, M., Linde, S., Saaranen, T. (2022). Occupational Well-being Development in Social and Health Care Education. Nordic Forum for Nurse Educators (NFNE 2022). Turku.
Rinne, J., Leino‐Kilpi, H., Saaranen, T., Pasanen, M., Vauhkonen, A., & Salminen, L. Opettajien työhyvinvointi sosiaali- ja terveysalalla – voimavarat suhteessa työn kuormitukseen. HTTS 2022. XVII Kansallinen hoitotieteellinen konferenssi, Oulu.
Saaranen, T., Honkalampi, K., Salminen, L., Azimirad, M., & Vauhkonen, A., (2022). Social and health care educators’ occupational well-being – A quantitative cross-sectional study in Finland. 24th IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion.
Vauhkonen, A., Saaranen, T., Rautiainen, I., Honkalampi, K., Rinne, J., & Salminen. L. (2022). Sosiaali- ja terveysalan opettajien työhyvinvointi koronapandemian alkuvaiheessa syksyllä 2020. HTTS 2022. XVII Kansallinen hoitotieteellinen konferenssi, Oulu.
Vauhkonen, A., Salminen, L., Honkalampi, K., Rinne, J., Saaranen, T. (2022). Sosiaali- ja terveysalan opettajien työhyvinvointi Suomessa -tutkimus- ja kehittämishanke, 2020–2023. HTTS 2022. XVII Kansallinen hoitotieteellinen konferenssi, Oulu.
Mika TarvainenSenior ResearcherFaculty of Science, Forestry and Technology, Department of Technical Physics