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ERIC Number: EJ1036228
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jan
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-1082-3301
Not Babysitting: Work Stress and Well-Being for Family Child Care Providers
Gerstenblatt, Paula; Faulkner, Monica; Lee, Ahyoung; Doan, Linh Thy; Travis, Dnika
Early Childhood Education Journal, v42 n1 p67-75 Jan 2014
Family child care providers contend with a number of work stressors related to the dual roles of operating a small business and providing child care in their home. Research has documented many sources of work related stress for family child care providers; however, research examining family child care providers' experiences outside of the lens of quality of care and child outcomes is dated and scant. This study consisted of three focus groups of 11 family child care providers who shared their perspectives on work related stressors and well-being. Many of the study findings were congruent with previous research in the field; however, a key finding in this study was the importance of family child care providers to assert and establish a professional identity to mitigate work related stress. Recommendations and strategies to assist family child providers in constructing a professional identity are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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