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ERIC Number: EJ1099262
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0957-5146
Pedagogical Staff in Children's Day Care Centres in Germany--Links between Working Conditions, Job Satisfaction, Commitment and Work-Related Stress
Schreyer, Inge; Krause, Martin
Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, v36 n2 p132-147 2016
This article investigates links between staff working conditions in children's day care centres ("Kindertageseinrichtungen"--known as "Kitas" in Germany), job satisfaction, commitment and perceived stress at work. Data are based on the nationwide, representative questionnaire survey AQUA ("Arbeitsplatz und Qualität in Kitas"--Workplace quality in children's day care centres), a project conducted by the State Institute of Early Childhood Research in Munich. From the participants' responses (N[subscript total] = 6606) regarding their working conditions, an index was established that permitted a categorisation into three groups of quality. Well-established instruments and scales were used to measure general job satisfaction and commitment. The Effort-Reward Imbalance (ERI) model by Siegrist and colleagues (2004) was used to examine stress at work. Results indicate that staff working under good conditions show higher job satisfaction, higher commitment values and less stress at work. Furthermore, distinct differences could be found between centre directors and staff without a leading function.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Germany
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