The Effects of Professionalism Awareness and Occupational Stress on Teacher and Child Interactions in Early Childhood Teachers

유아교사의 전문성 인식과 직무스트레스가 교사와 유아 간 상호작용에 미치는 영향

  • KU, JAYOUNG (Paichai University Kindergarten, Paichai University Early Childhood Education)
  • 구자영 (배재대학교 부속유치원, 배재대학교 유아교육과)
  • Received : 2017.03.06
  • Accepted : 2017.06.09
  • Published : 2017.06.30


The Quality of Early Childhood Teachers has recently become More Important as the Amount of Time Spent by Early Childhood Educational Institutions Increases. The Purpose of this Study was to Investigate the Effects of Professionalism Awareness and Occupational Stress on Teacher and Child Interactions in Early Childhood Teachers. The Questionnaires were Distributed to 150 teachers in 30 Early Childhood Education Centers and 134 completed Questionnaires were Collected and Analyzed Using SPSS 18.0 Program. The Results of this Study are as Follows. First, the Lack of Leadership and Administrative Support Adversely Affects Teacher's Professionalism Awareness. Behavior Interaction and Verbal Interaction among Teachers and Children are Influenced by Emotional Interaction. Second, analysis of the Influence of Professionalism Awareness and Occupational Stress on Emotional Interaction of Early Childhood Teachers revealed that Among the Sub-factors of Professional Awareness, the Variables of Work Ethics, Professional Knowledge and Technical Requirements Positively Influenced Affective, Emotional, Verbal, and Behavioral Interactions.


Early Childhood Teacher;Occupational Stress;Professionalism Awareness;Teacher and Child Interactions;Regression Analysis


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