A1 Journal article (refereed)
“At worst it leads to madness.” A phenomenographic approach on how early childhood education professionals experience emotions in teamwork (2022)


Ranta, S., Harju-Luukkainen, H., Kahila, S., & Korkeaniemi, E. (2022). “At worst it leads to madness.” A phenomenographic approach on how early childhood education professionals experience emotions in teamwork. Nordisk Barnehageforskning, 19(3), 19-41. https://doi.org/10.23865/nbf.v19.313


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Publication details

All authors or editors: Ranta, Samuli; Harju-Luukkainen, Heidi; Kahila, Sanni; Korkeaniemi, Essi

Journal or series: Nordisk Barnehageforskning

eISSN: 1890-9167

Publication year: 2022

Publication date: 23/09/2022

Volume: 19

Issue number: 3

Pages range: 19-41

Publisher: Oslo Metropolitan University

Publication country: Norway

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.23865/nbf.v19.313

Publication open access: Openly available

Publication channel open access: Open Access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/83341


Abstract

Teamwork is a key part of almost any person’s working life. At its best, teamwork embodies a good team spirit and increases employee well-being, but at its worst, a team is characterized by mistrust or competition between members where action and development is not possible. In this study we explored what types of emotions early childhood education professionals experience during teamwork. These questions are answered with the help of a phenomenographic approach. As a theoretical frame, in this study, we utilize Warr’s (2012) Affective circumplex model. According to our results the ECE professional’s experienced emotions can be mostly described through the categories of enthusiasm, anxiety, and depression. A worrying result was also identified. The respondents described emotions around the category of comfort only a few times, which are related to job satisfaction.


Keywords: teamwork; group work; emotions; early childhood education and care; staff; well-being

Free keywords: teamwork; early childhood education; emotions; affective circumplex


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Reporting Year: 2022

Preliminary JUFO rating: 1


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