The Effects of Kindergarten Teachers' Job Satisfaction and their Life Satisfaction on Teacher-Children Interactions

유치원 교사의 직무만족도와 삶의 만족도가 교사-유아 상호작용에 미치는 영향

  • Moon, Myung-Hwa (A kindergarten attached to the Namgok Elementary School)
  • 문명화 (남곡초등학교 병설유치원)
  • Received : 2020.02.09
  • Accepted : 2020.03.20
  • Published : 2020.03.28


The purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of job satisfaction and life satisfaction on teacher-children interactions in kindergarten teachers. The tests of Job satisfaction scale, Life Satisfaction scale, Teacher-Children Interactions scale were administered to 320 public and private kindergarten teachers located in Gyeonggi-do, Gangwon-do. The statistical method employed for data analysis was Pearson's correlation analysis and multiple regression analysis. The results of study were as follows. First, the higher factors of job satisfaction (the teaching consciousness, development, innovation, autonomy, fellowship, and reward), the higher the teacher-children interaction. The higher the workload, the lower the verbal interaction between teacher-children. Second, the higher the life satisfaction of kindergarten teachers, the higher the emotional, verbal, and behavioral interaction between teachers and children. Third, the relative influences of the predictors on the overall interaction between teacher and children are life satisfaction (β=.24), development (β=.22), and fellowship (β=.16) and the explained variance are 25%.


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