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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All authors or editorsRanta, Samuli; Harju-Luukkainen, Heidi; Kahila, Sanni; Korkeaniemi, Essi

Journal or seriesNordisk Barnehageforskning

eISSN1890-9167

Publication year2022

Publication date23/09/2022

Volume19

Issue number3

Pages range19-41

PublisherOslo Metropolitan University

Publication countryNorway

Publication languageEnglish

DOIhttps://doi.org/10.23865/nbf.v19.313

Publication open accessOpenly available

Publication channel open accessOpen 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.


Keywordsteamworkgroup workemotionsearly childhood education and carestaffwell-being

Free keywordsteamwork; early childhood education; emotions; affective circumplex


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Ministry reportingYes

Reporting Year2022

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