ERIC Number: ED299017
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Mar
Attitudes of Child Care Providers.
This study examined factors leading to job satisfaction or dissatisfaction among child care providers. Child care providers were asked to respond to questions dealing with society's perceptions of child care, their own view of child care, their working conditions, and the facilities in which they were employed. Two hundred and fifty questionnaires were distributed to graduate students in early childhood education at Oakland University and to home care and center day care providers throughout Oakland County, Michigan. The response rate was 48 percent. In general, the results indicated that the length of time that respondents were in the field determined their attitudes on the various issues. Respondents with 5 to 10 years of experience were less likely than others to believe that children benefit by being in child care, and more likely not to want their own children in child care. Related materials, including the questionnaire, are appended. (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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