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Vähäsantanen, Katja; Räikkönen, Eija; Paloniemi, Susanna; Hökkä, Päivi; Eteläpelto, Anneli – Vocations and Learning, 2019
This study aimed to construct and validate a quantitative measurement instrument to determine the structure of professional agency in working life. Empirical data (N = 589) were collected via a web-based, theoretically informed questionnaire, within the professional domains of education, healthcare, rescue services, and information technology. The…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Individual Power, Professional Personnel, Questionnaires
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Vähäsantanen, Katja; Hökkä, Päivi; Eteläpelto, Anneli; Rasku-Puttonen, Helena; Littleton, Karen – Vocations and Learning, 2008
Recent studies have described professional identity as the interplay between individual agency and social context. However, we need to understand how these are intertwined in different kinds of work settings. This paper focuses on teachers' professional identity negotiations as involving the work organisation, the professional community and…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Work Environment, Interviews, Experience
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Collin, Kaija; Paloniemi, Susanna; Virtanen, Anne; Eteläpelto, Anneli – Vocations and Learning, 2008
This paper analyses and discusses different constraints on workplace learning, vocational development and formation of identity. We ask how the learning and development of vocational identities are related to the various learning constraints and restrictions present in the socio-cultural contexts of the workplace. The study utilizes 20 interviews…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Questionnaires, Online Surveys, Vocational Education