A1 Journal article (refereed)
Ylikuormitusta, lähijohtajan tuen puutetta vai vääränlaisia tehtäviä : miksi yhä useammat vanhustyöntekijät harkitsevat työnsä lopettamista? (2021)
Psychophysical overload, inadequate supervisor support or inappropriate tasks : why are more and more care workers considering leaving their jobs?


Olakivi, A., Van Aerschot, L., Mathew Puthenparambil, J., & Kröger, T. (2021). Ylikuormitusta, lähijohtajan tuen puutetta vai vääränlaisia tehtäviä : miksi yhä useammat vanhustyöntekijät harkitsevat työnsä lopettamista?. Yhteiskuntapolitiikka, 86(2), 141-154. http://urn.fi/URN:NBN:fi-fe2021041510496


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All authors or editors: Olakivi, Antero; Van Aerschot, Lina; Mathew Puthenparambil, Jiby; Kröger, Teppo

Journal or series: Yhteiskuntapolitiikka

ISSN: 1455-6901

eISSN: 1458-6118

Publication year: 2021

Volume: 86

Issue number: 2

Pages range: 141-154

Publisher: Terveyden ja hyvinvoinnin laitos

Publication country: Finland

Publication language: Finnish

Persistent website address: http://urn.fi/URN:NBN:fi-fe2021041510496

Publication open access: Openly available

Publication channel open access: Open Access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/75202


Abstract

Increasing numbers of employees working in the care of older people in Finland are seriously considering leaving their jobs. This article examines factors that predict care workers’ leaving intentions. The data consist of NORDCARE survey responses collected from Finnish care workers in 2005 and 2015.The analysis shows that psychophysical workload is by far the most important predictor of intentions to leave. However, shortcomings in the content and management of care work also increase care workers’ intentions to leave. Furthermore, younger workers, those employed by for-profit providers, part-time workers and workers with more than two years’ training for care work are more likely than others to have intentions to leave. Keywords: care work, care for older people, long-term care, leaving intentions, psychophysical overload, management.


Keywords: work with the elderly; work burden; psychological strain; immediate leadership; work content; work satisfaction; well-being at work; resignation

Free keywords: care work; care for older people; nursing staff; work burden; working conditions


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Reporting Year: 2021

JUFO rating: 2


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