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Korean Journal of Child Studies 2001;22(4): 189-199.
어린이집 교사의 특성과 보육의 질과의 관계 연구
The Relationship between Caregivers` Characteristic Variables and Quality of Child Care
kyoung Sun Lee,Yeung Suk Lee
The purpose of this study was to explore the relationship between caregivers` characteristic variables and quality of child care and to investigate the magnitude of the association between variables and quality of child care according to children`s age. The following factors were suggested as the caregivers` characteristic variables: Total years of caregiving experience, educational level, job satisfaction, amounts of turnover, time for commuting, salary, pay step, years of work in charge of current children, perception on the recommended caregiver/child ratio. The results of the study were as follows : First, it was found that caregivers` salary, total years of caregiving experience, pay step, perception on the recommended caregiver/child ratio, age, and amounts of in-service program were significant among caregivers` variables. Second, when the caregivers` characteristic variables were examined in terms of children`s age respectively, the effects of teacher-related variables to influence the child-care quality were significantly different according to children`s age group.
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