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Meaningful Work Protects Teachers’ Self-Rated Health under Stressors (2020)


Minkkinen, J., Auvinen, E., & Mauno, S. (2020). Meaningful Work Protects Teachers’ Self-Rated Health under Stressors. Journal of Positive School Psychology, 4(2), 140-152. https://doi.org/10.47602/jpsp.v4i2.209


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Julkaisun tiedot

Julkaisun kaikki tekijät tai toimittajat: Minkkinen, Jaana; Auvinen, Elina; Mauno, Saija

Lehti tai sarja: Journal of Positive School Psychology

eISSN: 2717-7564

Julkaisuvuosi: 2020

Volyymi: 4

Lehden numero: 2

Artikkelin sivunumerot: 140-152

Kustantaja: Journal of Positive School Psychology

Julkaisumaa: Turkki

Julkaisun kieli: englanti

DOI: https://doi.org/10.47602/jpsp.v4i2.209

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Julkaisu on rinnakkaistallennettu (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/72095


Tiivistelmä

A sense of meaningfulness is one of the most sought?after work characteristics which has been associated with employees’ well-being. This study explored whether meaningful work enhances self-rated health in challenging work context, under the stressors of distractions, unnecessary tasks, and unreasonable tasks. Data was collected from Finnish teachers (N = 1,658) and structural equation modelling was employed with the latent interaction terms. Results showed that meaningful work was associated with better self-rated health and the stressors were associated with poorer self-rated health. Protective potential of meaningful work against stressors was also discovered, as meaningful work mitigated the harm of stressors on self-rated health. These findings indicate that meaningful work acts as an important resource for employees’ self-rated health and helps them to better cope with stressful work conditions, enhancing well-being. The protective quality of meaningful work means that even challenging work context may have less harm for employees’ well-being, if they have a strong sense of meaning in work. The practical implications of the findings for teachers and organizations are discussed.


YSO-asiasanat: työhyvinvointi; henkinen hyvinvointi; opettajat; työolot; työtyytyväisyys; jaksaminen; mielekkyys; työyhteisöt; työn imu; stressi; itsearviointi; koettu hyvinvointi; ennaltaehkäisy

Vapaat asiasanat: meaningful work; self-rated health; distractions; unnecessary tasks; unreasonable tasks; teachers


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