TWO PERSPECTIVES ON CARING RESEARCH: RESEARCH ON WELL-BEING AND RESEARCHER WELL-BEING

TitleTWO PERSPECTIVES ON CARING RESEARCH: RESEARCH ON WELL-BEING AND RESEARCHER WELL-BEING
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsMäättä, K, Uusiautti, S
JournalProblems of Education in the 21st Century
Volume66
Start Page29-41
PaginationDiscontinuous
Date PublishedAugust/2015
Type of ArticleOriginal article
ISSN1822-7864
Other NumbersICID: 1167870
Keywordscaring research, positive psychology, researcher well-being, well-being at work
Abstract

Caring research is a new concept that is discussed and defined from two supplementary perspectives: (1) as research aiming at promoting well-being and (2) as a caring research community that cares for the researcher well-being and reciprocal relationships between colleagues and between supervisors and students. These dimensions are discussed in the light of the latest findings and theories of positive psychology as well as based on the authors’ studies in the field. The caring research ideology contributes a comprehensive viewpoint to the world of academic research because it also pays attention to the actual research process within the research community. This well-being focused approach can serve as a means to flourish within the ever-increasing demands of the academic world.

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