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Nilsson, Marie
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Herrström, K., Larsson, S., Einberg, E.-L., Nilsson, M., Blomqvist, K. & Garmy, P. (2018). Metodutveckling i litteraturbaserat examensarbete inom sjuksköterskeprogrammet. In: : . Paper presented at NU2018, Det akademiska lärarskapet, 9-11 oktober.
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2018 (Swedish)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Refereed)
National Category
Educational Sciences Nursing
urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-19769 (URN)
NU2018, Det akademiska lärarskapet, 9-11 oktober
Available from: 2019-08-22 Created: 2019-08-22 Last updated: 2019-08-29Bibliographically approved
Nilsson, M., Andersson, I. & Blomqvist, K. (2017). Coexisting needs: paradoxes in collegial reflection—the development of a pragmatic method for reflection. Education Research International, 2017, Article ID 4851067.
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2017 (English)In: Education Research International, ISSN 2090-4002, E-ISSN 2090-4010, Vol. 2017, article id 4851067Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper addresses a feasibility study of a method for recurrent collegial reflection. A qualitative approach, using a participatory research design, was adopted. The collegial reflection was implemented in a school, in a middle-sized municipality in southern Sweden, with 21 teachers participating in the intervention. Data collection included digital recordings of collegial reflection, open questions by mail, and individual interviews. Findings indicated one major theme, paradoxes in the design of the collegial reflection, and three categories: wanting to decide and wanting to be guided; meeting each other as teachers and/or as persons; and looking for the safe and/or looking for the new. Before implementing the method in another context, management needs to appreciate these contradictory experiences, allow for voluntary participation, address participants’ expectations, and allocate time and tasks. This study implicates that collegial reflection may contribute to teachers’ professional development, and it is thereby relevant to teachers’ classroom practice and pupils’ learning. We conclude that, by creating a structure which supports teachers’ collegial reflection, the school may function as a supportive environment, which may contribute to teacher retention.

National Category
Medical and Health Sciences Pedagogy
urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-17339 (URN)10.1155/2017/4851067 (DOI)000412358200001 ()
Available from: 2017-10-03 Created: 2017-10-03 Last updated: 2017-10-23Bibliographically approved
Nilsson, M. (2017). Salutogenetic resources in the everyday lives of teachers: promoting workplace learning and well-being. (Doctoral dissertation). Lund: Lund University, Faculty of Medicine
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2017 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this thesis was to explore salutogenic resources in the everyday lives of teachers, and toinvestigate how an intervention of collegial reflection influences their work-related learning and their being.The thesis includes two parts, a needs assessment and an intervention, performed between 2009 and2016. Both qualitative and quantitative approaches have been used in the process of the thesis. Methods used for data generation have been multistage focus groups interviews, individual interviews, questionnaire, open mail questions, and digital recordings of the reflection meetings. Four different methods have been used For the analyses: content analysis, hermeneutic analysis, multiple linear regression, and thematic analysis.

The findings indicate that the caring relationships with pupils, but also colleagues, were important for the teachers’ finding meaning in their work. The caring relationships and the sense of meaningfulness were important resources for the teachers well-being.

Collegial reflection was a health promoting resource in that it contributed with social support from colleagues, a sense of belonging, a consensus regarding shool issues, and recovery. This recovery occurred while the teachers were having their collegial reflection, indicating that they still felt recovered even though they were reflecting on work-related issues.

The thesis also indicates that teachers’ experiences of time pressure at work was the variable with the strongest associaton to their experience of work-life balance. The integration of work and private lives is an important part of being a teacher. Certain aspects of work was considered as positive and salutogenic when integrated with their private lives, such as the creative aspect of teaching. However, other aspects, such as ruminating over abused pupils, were affecting their well-being in a detrimental way when integrated in their private lives.

In a time when much focus is put on teachers’ increasing workload, documentation and psychosocial risks, it is important to pay more attention to the salutogenic and the enhancing aspects of  teacher's work. By doing that, teachers’ well-being may be enhanced, as well as supporting teacher retention.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Lund University, Faculty of Medicine, 2017. p. 207
Workplace heatlh promotion, teachers, salutogenesis, intervention, collegial reflection
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-16712 (URN)978-91-7619-453-9 (ISBN)
Available from: 2017-05-08 Created: 2017-05-08 Last updated: 2017-05-08Bibliographically approved
Nilsson, M., Blomqvist, K. & Andersson, I. (2017). Salutogenic resources in relation to teachers' work-life balance. Work: A journal of Prevention, Assesment and rehabilitation, 54(4), 591-602
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2017 (English)In: Work: A journal of Prevention, Assesment and rehabilitation, ISSN 1051-9815, E-ISSN 1875-9270, Vol. 54, no 4, p. 591-602Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

BACKGROUND: Experiencing work-life balance is considered a health promoting resource. To counter-balance the negative development of teachers' work situation, salutogenic resources need to be examined among teachers.

OBJECTIVE: To examine resources related to teachers' experience of their work-life balance.

METHODS: Using a cross-sectional design, a questionnaire was distributed to 455 teachers in compulsory schools in a Swedish community. A total of 338 teachers participated (74%). A multiple linear regression method was used for the analysis.

RESULTS: Four variables in the regression model significantly explained work-life balance and were thereby possible resources: time experience at work; satisfaction with everyday life; self-rated health; and recovery. The strongest association with work-life balance was time experience at work. Except time experience at work, all were individual-related.

CONCLUSIONS: This study highlights the importance of school management's support in reducing teachers' time pressure. It also emphasizes the need to address teachers' individual resources in relation to work-life balance. In order to support teachers' work-life balance, promote their well-being, and preventing teachers' attrition, we suggest that the school management would benefit from creating a work environment with strengthened resources.

Recovery, survey, teachers’ work environment, workplace health promotion
National Category
Health Sciences
urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-16674 (URN)10.3233/WOR-172528 (DOI)000400594700011 ()28409767 (PubMedID)
Available from: 2017-04-24 Created: 2017-04-24 Last updated: 2017-06-01Bibliographically approved
Nilsson, M., Ejlertsson, G., Andersson, I. & Blomqvist, K. (2015). Caring as a salutogenic aspect in teachers' lives. Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 46, 51-61
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2015 (English)In: Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, ISSN 0742-051X, E-ISSN 1879-2480, Vol. 46, p. 51-61Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This inquiry explored how a group of teachers experienced resources for their well-being, both at work and in their private lives. The findings indicate that caring, for others and for oneself, is central for teachers' well-being. Caring is manifested in being present in the moment, and in actions which promote the well-being of oneself and others. Implications from the findings suggest that both school administration and teacher education should pay special attention to the caring aspects of teaching, as they influence teachers' well-being and retention, as well as the pupils' learning. Health promotion interventions could benefit from these findings.

Caring, Teachers, Well-being, Hermeneutics
National Category
Pedagogical Work
urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-13200 (URN)10.1016/j.tate.2014.10.009 (DOI)000349193200006 ()
Available from: 2014-11-13 Created: 2014-11-13 Last updated: 2017-12-05Bibliographically approved
Springett, J., Blomqvist, K., Höglund, B., Säthersten Haraldsson, S., Abrahamsson, A., Berg, A., . . . Petersson, P. (2005). Närsjukvård: bakgrund, erfarenheter och pilotstudie. Kristianstad: Forskningsplattformen för utveckling av närsjukvård
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2005 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Närsjukvård är ett centralt begrepp i ett förändringsarbete som för genomförs i nordöstra Skåne för att utveckla hälso- och sjukvårdsväsendet. Det ingår därmed som en av de centrala delarna av Region Skånes vision om hälso- och sjukvård: Skånsk livskraft – vård och hälsa. Syftet med denna rapport är att ge en bakgrund till begreppet (Del A) och att presentera en del preliminära rön beträffande hur olika aktörer i nordöstra Skåne uppfattar begreppet (Del B). Del A ger en översikt kring ursprunget till begreppet Närsjukvård inom ramen för de förändringar i hälso- och sjukvården som sker i Sverige i stort. Den beskriver sedan vilka slags förändringar som har planerats på politisk nivå och som nu håller på att genomföras under detta paraplybegrepp, nationellt, regionalt och lokalt. För detta syfte används statliga dokument och publicerade utvärderingsstudier i stor utsträckning som källmaterial. Denna del ska därför inte ses som en heltäckande översikt. Del B inriktas på att belysa hur långt förverkligandet av idén om Närsjukvård har kommit inom regionen. Avsnittet är en kartläggning av olika aktörers förståelse av Närsjukvård i den nordöstra delen av Region Skåne. Forskningsfrågorna inriktades på hur folk pratade om Närsjukvård, det vill säga på hur de förstod och använde begreppet.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Kristianstad: Forskningsplattformen för utveckling av närsjukvård, 2005. p. 69
Forskningsplattformen för Hälsa i samverkan, ISSN 1652-9979 ; 2005:6
National Category
Nursing Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-6507 (URN)
Available from: 2010-03-30 Created: 2010-03-25 Last updated: 2018-01-12Bibliographically approved

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