ERIC Number: ED320689
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
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Attitudinal and Behavioral Responses toward Parent Clientele of Parent and Nonparent Child Care Providers.
Chambliss, Catherine; Melmed, Monique S.
This study of child care providers examined the effect of parental status of providers on providers' expectations of parents and the effect of these expectations on behavior. A total of 85 child care providers from 11 child care centers completed a questionnaire that measured their attitudes about good parents, parents with children in their centers, most parents today, traditional sex roles, and how well parents know their children. Subjects were also asked to respond to a behavioral measure assessing willingness to comply with parents' wishes and truthfulness with parents. Findings showed that child care providers with children evaluated parents with children in their own centers and parents in general more positively than did child care providers without children. Child care providers with children indicated that they were more truthful with parents than were child care providers without children. It is concluded that future evaluations of parenting practices should take parental status of raters into account. (RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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