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Child Care Teachers' Difficulties Communicating with Parents and How It Affects Teacher-Child Interactions: The Mediating Effects of Teachers' Self-Esteem (보육교사가 지각하는 학부모와 의사소통의 어려움이 영유아와 상호작용에 미치는 영향: 보육교사의 자아존중감의 매개효과)

  • Park, Bokyung;Park, Mi Ja
    • Korean Journal of Childcare and Education
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    • v.15 no.3
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    • pp.1-19
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    • 2019
  • Objective: This study examined the mediating effects of child care teachers' self-esteem in the relationship between teachers' difficulties communicating with parents and teacher-child interactions. Methods: A total of 450 child care teachers answered questionnaires based on three research variables. Data were analyzed using SEM. Results: First, child care teachers' difficulties communicating with parents had a direct effect on teacher-child interactions. That is, child care teachers who experienced more difficulties communicating with parents showed more negative teacher-child interactions. Second, child care teachers' difficulties communicating with parents had an indirect effect on teacher-child interactions through teachers' self-esteem. In other words, when child care teachers experienced more difficulties communicating with parents, their self-esteem was lower, which led to increased negative teacher-child interactions. Conclusion/Implications: This study highlights the importance of effective communication between child care teachers and parents. In addition, these findings contribute to a better understanding of the mechanism by which child care teachers' difficulties communicating with parents influence teacher-child interactions.

Child Care Teachers' Reflective Assessment on Practical Training Experiences (보육교사의 실습지도 경험에 관한 반성적 평가)

  • You, Byoungye;Yang, Sungeun
    • Journal of Korean Home Management Association
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    • v.31 no.5
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    • pp.143-157
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    • 2013
  • This study used a qualitative research method to comprehensively deal with child care training in depth with the following content: the goals of child care teachers preparing for practical training; how they perform and feel about their roles throughout the training period as child care teachers; and their evaluation after the training period. A total of 10 people participated in the research and the training activities of child care teachers were qualitatively explored based on the results. The research findings are as follows. First, child care teachers have expectations for prospective teachers and take time for self-evaluation while preparing for teaching. Also, child care teachers set a goal of helping prospective teachers develop into outstanding teachers and have expectations for it. Second, child care teachers evaluate prospective teachers by treating them as colleagues while teaching them. Furthermore, child care teachers consider themselves as educators who train and produce child care professionals. Prospective teachers define their roles as assistants and learners in the actual educational scene. In addition, child care teachers feel a sense of pride by performing as hands-on training teachers. At the same time, they reflect on themselves by evaluating their duties as educators in their relationships with prospective teachers. Third, child care teachers suggested the need for changing the training system for themselves and prospective teachers after training. In addition, they argued that the gaps between school education and the actual educational scene should be reduced through solid training for acquiring new knowledge and information in both places in accordance with the rapidly-changing child care environment. Finally, the suggested the necessity of establishing a standard training curriculum and educational programs within their institution.

A Study of Preservice Teachers on the General Self-Efficacy and the Efficacy of Early Childhood Care and Education (예비보육교사의 일반적 자기효능감과 보육효능감에 관한 연구)

  • Lee, Sae-Na
    • Korean Journal of Human Ecology
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    • v.17 no.2
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    • pp.181-190
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    • 2008
  • The study aims to find out and examine the variables that make a difference between pre-service teachers' child care efficacy (CCE) and general self-efficacy (GSE). The subjects were 232 pre-service child care teachers going to an educational institution and a college. The results are as follows. First, the variables of "age", "teacher training facilities", "field experience in child care centers", and "experience of child care" and "paraprofessional teachers" are important variables in pre-service teachers' CCE. Second, the variables of "age", "level of education", "teacher training facilities", "field experience in child care center", and "experience of child care or paraprofessional teachers" significantly affect the pre-service teachers' GSE. Third, the "age" variable is essential in explaining pre-service teachers' GSE. The Pre-service teachers' GSE is significantly related to the pre-service teachers' CCE.

A Structural Equation Modeling Analysis of the Influence of Child Care Teachers' Job Satisfaction and Teacher-Parent Cooperation on Teacher-Child Interaction (보육교사의 직무만족도, 교사-부모 및 교사-유아 상호작용 간의 구조모형 분석)

  • Kang, Mi-Sook;Song, Seung-Min;Park, Nam-Shim;Lee, Seung-Eun
    • Korean Journal of Childcare and Education
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    • v.14 no.5
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    • pp.1-17
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    • 2018
  • Objective: This study examined the relationship between child care teachers'job satisfaction, teacher-parent partnership, and teacher- child interaction in order to improve the quality of child care. Methods: Self-report questionnaires were used on 321 child care teachers and data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, Pearson correlation and Structural Equation Modeling Analysis. Results: First, significant correlations existed among variables except the relationship between payment/promotion and other variables. The results showed that child care teachers'job satisfaction had a significant and direct influence on teacher-child interaction, and teachers' job satisfaction was partially mediated by teacher-parent partnership on teacher-child interaction. Conclusion/Implications: The findings confirm that teachers' job satisfaction and teacher-parent partnership are preceding factors for positive teacher-child interaction. Significant attention should be paid to child care teachers'psychological satisfaction and teacher-parent relationships to promote the quality of child care and the positive interaction between teachers and children.

A Study on Nutrition Knowledge, Dietary Attitudes and Nutrition Education Needs among Child-Care Teachers (일부 보육교사의 영양지식과 식생활태도 및 영양교육 요구 조사)

  • Choi, Kyung-Suk
    • Korean Journal of Community Nutrition
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    • v.15 no.1
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    • pp.137-148
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    • 2010
  • This study was conducted on 175 child-care teachers, who participated in in-service education, to research the methods to improve child-care teacher's nutrition management capability for infants and children. Investigated results of child-care teachers' nutrition knowledge, dietary attitude status, and needs on nutrition education in child-care centers are as follows: The score of child-care teachers' nutrition knowledge was 10.83 points out of 15, which is about 72%. Total score increased as teachers' age but not significantly different from their career duration, since teachers who have a child-care career less than 5 years acquired 10.91 points, which is higher than 10.64 points of teachers having more than 5 years of child-care career. Teachers' average recognition to the nutrition knowledge was 90.6%, increased significantly by the older they are, and decreased according to the accumulation of their career. The average accuracy of the nutrition knowledge was 79.7%, increased in proportion to the teachers' age. The marks of child-care teachers' dietary attitude were 41.3 points (possible score range 5-50) and 83%, older teachers tended to have more desirable dietary attitude. As indicated by the increment of child-care career, the score of emotional attitude tended to be increased but which of cognitive and behavioral attitude showed a declining tendency. Nutrition information which child-care teachers were mainly interested in were correct selection of food (58.1%), obesity and weight management (52.7%), and nutrient content of food (44.9%). Nutrition education contents which child-care teachers needed were 'nutritious food and menu for child' (72.2%), 'health management of child' (69.2%) and meal management of child (40.2%). Nutrition education methods, which child-care teachers considered as of desirable ones, were cooking class of small scale (31.8%), visiting class at child-care center (26.5%). In consequence, the nutrition knowledge and dietary attitude of child-care teachers were not good and showed different issues by age and career duration. Therefore, it is requisite to intensify nutrition management courses in child-care teachers' qualification and in-service education courses which has actual necessity and suitability based on teachers' age, career, and the type of child-care center, and to disseminate these through public health centers and child-care & education information centers to pursue the efficient balance of nutrition education programs.

The Mediating Roles of Child Care Teachers' Communicative Competence in the Relationship Between Emotional Intelligence and Job Stress (보육교사의 정서지능과 직무스트레스 간의 관계에서 의사소통능력의 매개적 역할)

  • Park, Mi Ja;Park, Bokyung;Lim, Hee Ok
    • Korean Journal of Childcare and Education
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    • v.14 no.6
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    • pp.257-276
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    • 2018
  • Objective: The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between child care teachers' emotional intelligence, communicative competence, and job stress. Methods: Four hundred and fifty child care teachers answered questionnaires on three research variables. Data were analyzed by correlation analyses and regression analyses. Results: First, child care teachers' emotional intelligence, i.e. self-emotion appraisal, others' emotion appraisal, uses of emotion, and regulation of emotion, were negatively related to job stress. Second, child care teachers' emotional intelligence, i.e. self-emotion appraisal, others' emotion appraisal, uses of emotion, and regulation of emotion, were positively associated with communicative competence. Third, child care teachers' communicative competence was negatively linked to job stress. Lastly, child care teachers' communicative competence partially mediated the relationship between self-emotion appraisal, others' emotion appraisal, regulation of emotion, and job stress, and child care teachers' communicative competence fully mediated the relationship between uses of emotion and job stress. Conclusion/Implications: This study suggests that high emotional intelligence and effective communication are important in order to reduce child care teachers' job stress.

Narratives of Innocent Child Care Teachers' Experiences of Being Suspected of Abusing Children (아동학대 의심자로서 보육교사의 경험에 대한 이야기)

  • Yun, Juyeon;Jahng, Kyung Eun;Park, Jihyun
    • Korean Journal of Childcare and Education
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    • v.16 no.2
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    • pp.1-24
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    • 2020
  • Objective: The purpose of this study is to explore and understand the experiences of innocent child care teachers who had been suspected of abusing children at child care centers. Methods: Ten innocent child care teachers who had been suspected of child abuse participated in the study. Semi-structured interviews were conducted to collect data. Data were analyzed using Creswell's analytical framework. Results: The findings of the study are as follows. First, teachers' perceptions of CCTV were positive, while parents' mistrust in CCTV formed the teachers' negative perception of it. Second, the teachers were also withdrawn from their relationships with parents, children, and other employees in child care centers. Finally, they suffered from psychological burnout after they were suspected of child abuse. Conclusion/Implications: This study suggests that it is necessary to provide legal and institutional support to protect teachers' human rights and to prevent relationship dissolution and burnout in traumatic situations.

The Effects of Child-care Teachers' Communication Difficulty with Parents and Their Job Satisfaction on Emotional Labor of Child-care Teachers (보육교사-학부모 간 의사소통 어려움과 직무만족도가 보육교사의 정서노동에 미치는 영향)

  • Jeong, Seon-Yeong;Cho, Anna
    • Korean Journal of Childcare and Education
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    • v.15 no.5
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    • pp.87-111
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    • 2019
  • Objective: The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of the level of communication difficulty between child-care teachers and parents and teachers' job satisfaction on teacher's emotional labor. Methods: The data of 137 questionnaires collected in Y city, Gyeongggi-do were analyzed. The respondents of the questionnaires were teachers of 0-5 year old children. Statistical analyses were performed using frequency analysis, explorative factor analysis, independent t-test, One-way ANOVA, and multiple regression analysis at the p < .05 by SPSS 24.0 program. Results: First, there was no statistically significant difference on child-care teachers' communication difficulties with parents by sociological variables of child-care teachers. Second, there was no statistically significant difference on teachers' job satisfaction by sociological variables of child-care teachers. However, there were significant differences on the sub-factors of job satisfaction by teaching careers, types of workplace, and marital status. Third, these two factors were found to be important predictors of child-care teachers' emotional labor. Conclusion/Implications: In order to reduce the emotional labor experienced by child-care teachers in early childhood care settings, it will be necessary to pursue a multi-faceted approach to improving the working environment.

The Effects of Child Care Teachers' Role Conflict and Organizational Commitment on Sensitivity (보육교사의 역할갈등과 조직몰입이 민감성에 미치는 영향)

  • Jang, Eun-young;Shin, Nary
    • Korean Journal of Childcare and Education
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    • v.14 no.6
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    • pp.1-18
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    • 2018
  • Objective: The purpose of this study was to investigate relationships among child care teachers' role conflict, organizational commitment and teacher's sensitivity. It also aimed to test the mediating effect of organizational commitment on the pathway from child care teachers' role conflict on teacher's sensitivity. Methods: A self-report survey was conducted on 301 child care teachers in Chungbuk. Descriptive, means, standard deviations, correlations using SPSS 18.0, and Structural Equation Modeling using AMOS 18.0 were all conducted in order to analyze the collected data. Results: The results indicated that child care teachers' role conflict and organizational commitment had significant direct effects on teacher's sensitivity. This study also confirmed the significant mediating role of organizational commitment on the pathway from child care teachers' role conflict to sensitivity. Conclusion/Implications: The significance of role conflict and organizational commitment suggests that the integration of individuals with less conflict and more dedication will contribute more qualitative child care services by improving sensitive interactions with young children.

The Influence of the Self-Efficacy and the Social Support on the Organizational Commitment of Kindergarten and Child Care Teachers (유아교육기관 교사의 지각된 자아효능감과 사회적 지지가 조직 몰입에 미치는 영향)

  • Min, Ha-Yeoung;Cho, Sueong-Ja;Moon, Soo-Back
    • Journal of Korean Home Management Association
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    • v.26 no.2
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    • pp.25-32
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    • 2008
  • The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship with self-efficacy and social support and organizational commitment of kindergarten and child care teachers. The subjects were 257 kindergarten and child care teachers. The data were analyzed by Path Analysis, Multiple Regression(using SPSS 15.0 and Amos 6.0). Major findings were as follows: (1) The self-efficacy was significantly associated with organizational commitment of kindergarten and child care teachers. And social support was significantly associated with organizational commitment of kindergarten and child care teachers. (2) The self-efficacy was significantly associated with social support of kindergarten and child care teachers (3) The self-efficacy was not significantly associated with organizational commitment of kindergarten and child care teachers, controlled by social support. That result showed the social support was more important variable affecting organizational commitment of kindergarten and child care teachers than the self-efficacy.