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ERIC Number: EJ1017234
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-May-10
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1990-3839
Stressful Situations Experienced by Six Year-Old Children when Starting Pre-School Education
Durmusoglu Saltali, Neslihan; Erbay, Filiz
Educational Research and Reviews, v8 n9 p519-524 May 2013
The aim of this study is to examine stressful situations six-year-olds experience when they attend kindergarten for the first time. Study group consisted of 45 pre-school teachers working in kindergartens affiliated to Ministry of National Education in Konya. Qualitative research methods were used in the study. For this study, a semi-structured interview form was developed by the researchers. Open ended questions were aimed at identifying certain things, such as problems children experience during first school days, possible reasons of the problems, the way children manifest the problems and teacher strategies in dealing with the problems. Research findings revealed that children feel stressed in their first days of school life because of the feeling to be away from family -especially from mother-, social anxieties regarding school environment and fears related to teachers. Besides, it was found also that children disclosed their stress by crying, refusing to participate in activities, behaving introvertedly, acting aggressively or not letting mother leave the school in first school days.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Kindergarten
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey
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