ERIC Number: ED330477
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Family Day Care Quality and Parental Satisfaction.
Bollin, Gail G.; Whitehead, Linda C.
Relationships between parental satisfaction and the quality of family day care were explored from a general systems perspective. Also considered were the relationships between parental satisfaction with care and their providers' job satisfaction, family structure, and training. The impact of shared childrearing values and beliefs on parental satisfaction with child care and provider job satisfaction were investigated. The study sample included 33 providers and 65 of their parent clients. No significant relationships were found between parental satisfaction with care and provider job satisfaction. However, parental satisfaction was positively correlated with shared childrearing values, the quality of the setting, and the training of the provider. Parental satisfaction was also higher when the provider's own young children were not in the day care system. Implications of the findings in regard to advice for parents and providers are discussed. Recommendations for further research are offered. (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the American Educational Research Association (Chicago, IL, April 3-7, 1991).