Teacher's Belief in Young Children's Play : A Q-approach

유아 놀이에 대한 교사의 신념 분석 : Q-방법론적 접근

  • 김영숙 (진주전문대학 유아교육과) ;
  • 김성수 (부천대학 유아교육과)
  • Received : 2001.09.30
  • Accepted : 2001.11.06
  • Published : 2001.12.01


This study identified and explained the prototypes of teacher's belief about children's play with the use of Stephenson's Q-methodology. The sample consisted of 35 kindergarten teachers. A Q-deck composed of 48 cards, derived in part from a review of related literature and was developed by the researchers and sorted by the subjects. The obtained Q-sort scores were analyzed by factor analysis. The findings revealed that the subjects were divided into 3 belief types : "life-experienced", "developmental-disciplinary", "cultural-environmental". Likely explanations for these results are considered, and implications are discussed.