ERIC Number: ED182006
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Interactions Between Family and Day Care Systems. Final Technical Report.
Romero, Det; And Others
This research report studied the relationship between families and day care centers as systems. Three levels of subjects were investigated: 23 day care centers in Lansing, Michigan, day care staffs and families of children enrolled. Three questionnaires were developed to obtain data on demographic and attitudinal variables. A director's questionnaire focused on demographics of the centers. A staff questionnaire included a work satisfaction scale. The family questionnaire sought information on how parents assessed and chose a center. Several attitudinal scales were included in both the staff and the family instruments. Sex role differences, sex role socialization, ethnic perceptions, coorientation, interaction network academic expectation and satisfaction measures were employed. Questionnaires and standard statistical summaries for each item in each of the three questionnaires can be found in Appendix B. Descriptive and interpretive analyses of the data are presented in separate sections of the study. It was concluded that institutionalized day care is increasingly accepted by families who utilize day care centers. Skill as care-givers stems from systematic academic experience, not from direct experience of a parentinq role. Differences exist in the way the role of the day care center is defined in relation to the family system. Letters and printed materials, questionnaires and statistical summaries are appended. (Author/RH)
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Administrator Attitudes, Day Care, Day Care Centers, Early Childhood Education, Ethnicity, Family Characteristics, Family (Sociological Unit), Job Satisfaction, Networks, Parent Attitudes, Preschool Teachers, Questionnaires, Rating Scales, Sex Role, Socialization, Systems Approach
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Computer Inst. for Social Science Research.
Identifiers - Location: Michigan