I am a special education teacher in the University of Eastern Finland. Currently, I work as a doctoral researcher in School of Applied Educational Science and Teacher Education. My work has been supported by the Doctoral Programme in Educational Studies. In my doctoral dissertation, I study teacher turnover intentions. My research interests include teacher work related wellbeing, teacher-working environment fit and teacher burnout.


Räsänen, K., Pietarinen, J., Pyhältö, K, Soini, T., & Väisänen, P. 2020. Why leave the teaching profession? A longitudinal approach to the prevalence and persistence of teacher turnover intentions. Social Psychology of Education. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11218-020-09567-x