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ERIC Number: EJ955848
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Apr
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0742-051X
The Beliefs of Teachers and Daycare Staff regarding Children of Divorce: A Q Methodological Study
Overland, Klara; Thorsen, Arlene Arstad; Storksen, Ingunn
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, v28 n3 p312-323 Apr 2012
This Q methodological study explores beliefs of daycare staff and teachers regarding young children's reactions related to divorce. The Q factor analysis resulted in two viewpoints. Participants on the viewpoint "Child problems" believe that children show various emotional and behavioral problems related to divorce, while those on the "Structure is working" viewpoint believe structure in daycare centers and parental cooperation help children to overcome divorce-related difficulties. Selective perception based on subjective experiences may have influenced these views. Practical implications are discussed. Q methodology and cognitive interviewing techniques seem efficient in exploring daycare staff beliefs. (Contains 1 figure and 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A