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ERIC Number: EJ914972
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Apr
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-0268-1153
Occupational Well-Being of School Staff Members: A Structural Equation Model
Saaranen, Terhi; Tossavainen, Kerttu; Turunen, Hannele; Kiviniemi, Vesa; Vertio, Harri
Health Education Research, v22 n2 p248-260 Apr 2007
This study aimed to develop a theoretical basis for the promotion of school staff's occupational well-being. The "Content Model for the Promotion of School Community Staff's Occupational Well-being" describes the four aspects of the promotion of occupational well-being ("working conditions", "worker and work", "working community" and "professional competence") as well as the functionality and structure of the model. The content model was examined empirically by means of a structural equation model. The project was developed with school staff and occupational health nurses and implemented in 2001-2004. The target group consisted of the staff of 12 comprehensive schools in Eastern Finland in 2002 (n = 211) and 2004 (n = 266). The data were collected using a "well-being at your work index" questionnaire at both times. A structural equation model for the school staff's occupational well-being, i.e. the "Occupational Well-being of School Staff Model" (baseline OWSS Model: Study I in the year 2002), was produced. The model was tested with the 2004 data. Based on this, the model was further developed into the final OWSS Model (Study II). The theoretical Content Model for the Promotion of School Community Staff's Occupational Well-being can be used as a framework for planning, implementing and evaluating school staff's occupational well-being. (Contains 3 tables and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Finland