A1 Journal article (refereed)
Family and work-related risk factors in children's social–emotional well-being and parent–educator cooperation in flexibly scheduled early childhood education and care (2023)


Koivula, M., Räikkönen, E., Turja, L., Poikonen, P., & Laakso, M. (2023). Family and work-related risk factors in children's social–emotional well-being and parent–educator cooperation in flexibly scheduled early childhood education and care. International Journal of Social Welfare, 32(3), 334-351. https://doi.org/10.1111/ijsw.12585


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Publication details

All authors or editorsKoivula, Merja; Räikkönen, Eija; Turja, Leena; Poikonen, Pirjo‐Liisa; Laakso, Marja‐Leena

Journal or seriesInternational Journal of Social Welfare

ISSN1369-6866

eISSN1468-2397

Publication year2023

Publication date23/01/2023

Volume32

Issue number3

Pages range334-351

PublisherWiley-Blackwell

Publication countryUnited Kingdom

Publication languageEnglish

DOIhttps://doi.org/10.1111/ijsw.12585

Publication open accessOpenly available

Publication channel open accessPartially open access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX)https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/85245

Additional informationSpecial Issue: Challenges for Family and Child well‐being in the New Era


Abstract

Non-standard work schedules (NSWS) have become typical, but their associations with childcare arrangements and children's well-being are unknown. This study explores how risk factors are associated with the social–emotional well-being of girls and boys using flexibly scheduled early childhood education and care. Furthermore, the study investigates whether well-functioning cooperation between parents and educators buffers the negative effects of the risk factors. This study, which is a part of a larger survey carried out in three European countries, reports Finnish parents' (N = 146) perspectives. The results showed that high parental stress was associated with low child well-being. Strong parent–educator cooperation positively impacted both boys' and girls' social–emotional well-being. The risk factors of reconciling work and family life had negative associations with children's well-being and the fulfilment of their basic needs. The results illustrate the complex interrelations between children's well-being, risk factors relating to NSWS and the buffering effect of protective factors.


Keywordswell-beingchild careearly childhood education and carehome-school collaborationparenthood

Free keywordschildcare arrangements; children's social-emotional well-being; flexibly scheduled early childhood education and care; parent-educator cooperation; parenting; work-family interface


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Ministry reportingYes

Reporting Year2023

JUFO rating2


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