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ERIC Number: ED264027
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Child Care Professionals and Parents: Congruence of Beliefs.
Peterson, Karen L.; Huemoeller, Marcia
This study examines the degree of congruence in child rearing attitudes of child care professionals and parents of children enrolled in child care programs. Assessing paraprofessionals, professionals, and parents, the study's specific intent is to determine the extent of agreement among these individuals concerning the attitudes toward discipline and interaction style they maintained and presumably manifested when interacting with children. It is hypothesized that because of demographic similarities among subjects examined there would be little difference in their respective child rearing beliefs. The total number of subjects from 28 child care centers was 87 (22 professionals, 25 paraprofessionals, and 40 parents). Results indicate no differences between the child rearing attitudes of child care workers and parents. The only evidence of significant differences was found between professionals and parents on the qualified power assertion-qualified didactic response. It appeared that the more similar the demographic characteristics between parents and caregivers, the more likely the attainment of congruence in child rearing beliefs. (DST)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A