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Impact of Teacher's Occupational Stress on Their Sense of Happiness and Enthusiasm for Teaching Profession in Early Childhood Education Institutions

유아교육기관에서의 직무 스트레스가 유아교사의 행복감과 교직에 대한 열정에 미치는 영향

  • Received : 2017.11.26
  • Accepted : 2018.01.20
  • Published : 2018.01.28

Abstract

The study aimed to investigate the impact of teacher's occupational stress on their sense of happiness and enthusiasm for teaching profession in early childhood institutions according to their occupational stress. For these purposes, data were collected from 321 early childhood teachers in Gyeonggi province. The results of this study were as follows: First, there was a statistically significant difference in sense of happiness of early childhood teachers according to occupational stress level. Second, there was no statistically significant difference in overall enthusiasm for teaching profession according to occupational stress level, but significant differences among sub-factors. Third, as a result of examining the effects of occupational stress on sense of happiness and enthusiasm for teaching profession for early childhood teachers, all of them had a statistically significant effect, except overall enthusiasm. It is expected that this study will help to provide basic data for preparing a happy classroom environment.

Keywords

Early childhood education institutions;Early childhood teacher;Occupational stress;Sense of happiness;Enthusiasm for teaching profession

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Acknowledgement

Supported by : Kangnam University