What field education experiences do social services students regard as meaningful?

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dc.contributor University of Helsinki, Department of Education en
dc.contributor University of Helsinki, Learning, Culture & Interventions (LECI) en
dc.contributor University of Helsinki, Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies en
dc.contributor.author Manninen, Niina
dc.contributor.author Kuusisto, Elina
dc.contributor.author Tirri, Kirsi
dc.date.accessioned 2019-01-21T10:00:01Z
dc.date.available 2019-01-21T10:00:01Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.citation Manninen , N , Kuusisto , E & Tirri , K 2018 , ' What field education experiences do social services students regard as meaningful? ' , Sosiaalipedagoginen aikakauskirja , vol. 19 , pp. 43-57 . https://doi.org/10.30675/sa.70141 en
dc.identifier.issn 1457-2168
dc.identifier.other PURE: 116084657
dc.identifier.other PURE UUID: fd2b1ed3-d16e-4924-bdc7-da2fa8b1816b
dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0001-5847-344X/work/53184882
dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0001-5003-547X/work/53185536
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/296437
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to investigate the kinds of field education experiences that social services students (N = 113) regard as meaningful. The theoretical structure was based on a ”purpose of life” framework (Damon, Menon & Bronk 2003). Pursuing a helping profession is identified as a life purpose when it is a personally meaningful long-term life goal that is intentionally realized by benefiting others. Based on quantitative and qualitative data, the study relates the students’ meaningful field education experiences to a sense of community, learning professional competencies, and learning related to the self. Students’ confidence in helping and in social advocacy increased after their field education, and they were less concerned with searching for purpose. Helping seems to be an important life goal for the students but explicitly reflecting its pro-social meanings does not seem apparent. en
dc.format.extent 15
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Sosiaalipedagoginen aikakauskirja
dc.rights en
dc.subject 516 Educational sciences en
dc.subject social services students en
dc.subject field education en
dc.subject purpose of life en
dc.subject purpose in helping en
dc.title What field education experiences do social services students regard as meaningful? en
dc.type Article
dc.description.version Peer reviewed
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.30675/sa.70141
dc.type.uri info:eu-repo/semantics/other
dc.type.uri info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion

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