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“Äänestin jaloillani!” : ammatin vaihtaneiden varhaiskasvatuksen opettajien näkökulmia työn ja toimintakulttuuriin muutokseen (2023)
“I voted with my feet!” : views of early childhood education teacher leavers on the change in work and operating culture


Sirvio, K., Ukkonen-Mikkola, T., Kangas, J., Hjelt, H., & Fonsén, E. (2023). “Äänestin jaloillani!” : ammatin vaihtaneiden varhaiskasvatuksen opettajien näkökulmia työn ja toimintakulttuuriin muutokseen. Työelämän tutkimus, 21(1), 84-108. https://doi.org/10.37455/tt.111478


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All authors or editorsSirvio, Katja; Ukkonen-Mikkola, Tuulikki; Kangas, Jonna; Hjelt, Hanna; Fonsén, Elina

Journal or seriesTyöelämän tutkimus

ISSN0788-091X

eISSN2670-1758

Publication year2023

Publication date12/04/2023

Volume21

Issue number1

Pages range84-108

PublisherTyöelämän tutkimusyhdistys ry

Publication countryFinland

Publication languageFinnish

DOIhttps://doi.org/10.37455/tt.111478

Persistent website addresshttps://journal.fi/tyoelamantutkimus/article/view/111478

Publication open accessOpenly available

Publication channel open accessOpen Access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX)https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/86602

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Abstract

Concerns about the turnover of Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) teachers have arisen in Finland over the last decade. In this paper, we examine teachers’ (N = 164) experiences of turnover at various stages of their careers. The research was conducted using a multi-method approach combining qualitative content analysis and statistical comparison. Turnover reasons were identified on four levels: the societal, organisational, relational, and personal level. Research shows that the turnover decision consists of several varied factors, and it is not possible to identify a single reason for the turnover. Turnover appears as a process in which the holding power of the profession is gradually lost due to constant workload factors. The turnover was related to factors of intensification and precarisation identified in working life. Backgrounds related to gendered work can also be identified in the context of turnover.


Keywordsearly childhood education and care teachersprofessional developmentcareerchange of careercausesworking lifework culturefemale dominationprecaritysocial statusappreciation


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Ministry reportingYes

Reporting Year2023

Preliminary JUFO rating1


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