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ERIC Number: ED308967
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Mar
Pages: 26
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Diversity in Attitudes about Family Day Care among Sponsored Family Day Care Providers.
Bollin, Gail G.
Relationships between job satisfaction and the attitudes of 90 sponsored family day care providers towards several aspects of family day care were examined. Aspects of day care at issue were professionalism and the relationships between the family day care provider, her family, and her clients' families. It was hypothesized that: (1) high job satisfaction would be associated with the establishment of boundaries between the provider's family and the family day care system that reflected the ethnic orientation of the provider; (2) boundary clarity would be positively associated with professional attitudes toward family day care; (3) the presence of the provider's own young children in the family day care system would complicate boundary definition and be associated with low boundary clarity and job satisfaction; (4) job satisfaction would be positively related to professional commitment; and (5) the nature of the motivation to provide care would influence job satisfaction. Findings revealed very diverse attitudes, motivations, and client interactions among providers even when they had the same sponsor. (RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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