A1 Journal article (refereed)
Revisiting the Narratives of Finnish Early School Leavers : Mapping Experiences of Detachment through a Self-determination Theory Lens (2023)


Pikkarainen, M. T., Kykyri, V.-L., & Harju-Luukkainen, H. (2023). Revisiting the Narratives of Finnish Early School Leavers : Mapping Experiences of Detachment through a Self-determination Theory Lens. Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 67(6), 900-913. https://doi.org/10.1080/00313831.2022.2114540


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Publication details

All authors or editorsPikkarainen, Merja T.; Kykyri, Virpi-Liisa; Harju-Luukkainen, Heidi

Journal or seriesScandinavian Journal of Educational Research

ISSN0031-3831

eISSN1470-1170

Publication year2023

Publication date12/09/2022

Volume67

Issue number6

Pages range900-913

PublisherRoutledge

Publication countryUnited Kingdom

Publication languageEnglish

DOIhttps://doi.org/10.1080/00313831.2022.2114540

Publication open accessOpenly available

Publication channel open accessPartially open access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX)https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/83751


Abstract

Basic psychological needs and people’s experiences affect the choices they make, and further shape the trajectories followed through school. The present study focuses on the perspectives of people who left school without graduating. Through narrative interviewing processes we collected the storied experiences of eleven imprisoned early school leavers in Finland. We triangulated data-driven themes and used as theory the concept of three basic psychological needs: autonomy, competence, and relatedness. Of these, relatedness was the most common and a shared topic brought forth by the participants. Experiencing dissatisfaction and frustration as a result of the need for relatedness played a crucial role in the participants’ narratives. The dissatisfaction experienced manifested itself in a sense of detachment and alienation from school as a society of peers and adults. The conclusion of this study discusses different kinds of structure that can either support or hinder the need for satisfaction.


Keywordsdropping outfrustationdissatisfactionautonomy (cognition)

Free keywordsearly school leaving; relatedness; frustration; indifference; dissatisfaction; detachment; self-determination theory; storied experience


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Ministry reportingYes

Reporting Year2022

JUFO rating2


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