Finnish Novice Teachers' Professional Wellbeing and Continuance in the Occupation: Developmental Pathways and Underlying Mechanisms with Individual and Environmental Resources

Project Details


This study examines developmental pathways and underlying mechanisms with individual and environmental resources that predict Finnish novice teachers’ professional wellbeing and continuance in the occupation. The study concentrates on the dynamic associations of (1) antecedent individual resources such as temperament, interaction skills, and susceptibility to stress, and (2) environmental resources such as work load, work engagement, and organizational justice, as indicators of the development of novice teachers’ personal professional resources, such as practical knowledge, teacher identity and professional wellbeing. The study objectives are examined with (a) longitudinal Finnish teacher student data which contain repeated measurements of their biological, psychological, behavioral, and environmental factors, and (b) interview data. This information is applicable to teacher training and school practices and when planning working teachers’ intervention programs and in-service training.
Short titleFinnish Novice Teachers' Professional Wellbeing
Effective start/end date01/09/201631/08/2019

Fields of Science

  • 516 Educational sciences
  • 515 Psychology


Research Output

Medical specialty choice and well-being at work: Physician's personality as a moderator

Mullola, S., Hakulinen, C., Gimeno Ruiz de Porras, D., Presseau, J., Jokela, M., Vänskä, J., Paunio, T. M. & Elovainio, M., 4 May 2019, In : Archives of Environmental and Occupational Health. 74, 3, p. 115-129 15 p.

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Personality traits and career choices among physicians in Finland: employment sector, clinical patient contact, specialty and change of specialty

Mullola, S., Hakulinen, C., Presseau, J., Gimeno Ruiz de Porras, D., Jokela, M., Hintsa, T. & Elovainio, M., 27 Mar 2018, In : BMC Medical Education. 18, 12 p., 52.

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Work stress, poor recovery and burnout in teachers

Gluschkoff, K., Elovainio, M., Kinnunen, U., Mullola, S., Hintsanen, M., Keltikangas-Järvinen, L. & Hintsa, T., 2016, In : Occupational Medicine. 66, 7, p. 564-570 7 p.

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