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Seo, Sol; Yuh, Jongil – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
Although teacher-child interaction has been recognized as an important indicator of quality in early care and education as well as a crucial predictor of children's development, limited studies have explored the pathways of teachers' job-related stress to interaction with young children. This study aimed to investigate the sequential mediating…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Interaction, Teaching Conditions, Stress Variables
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Kim, Hwewon; Han, Tae-Im – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
This study examined weight concerns and body dissatisfaction among female kindergarteners and assessed their relationships to body mass index (BMI) and parental, peer, and media influences. A total of 90 girls in South Korea were recruited and two-step cluster analysis was used to examine body image concerns and their association with diverse…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Young Children, Kindergarten, Females
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Yu, Hae Min; Cho, Yu Jin; Kim, Hyun Jeong; Kim, Jin H.; Bae, Jee Hyun – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
This study of South Korea's response to COVID-19 has three purposes. First, it uses document analysis to examine policies, strategies, and resources offered by the South Korean government and public organizations to support young children and families during the first 6¬†months of the pandemic. Next, it uses open-ended surveys with 30 directors of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mixed Methods Research, Early Childhood Education, Educational Policy
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Kim, So Jung; Hachey, Alyse C. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
Despite the importance of traditional children's literature in children's literacy learning, little is still known about how fairytales can be effectively used for pedagogical purposes to facilitate young children's critical participation in early literacy instruction. The main purpose of this article is to explore the intersection of…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Preschool Children, Critical Literacy, Story Telling
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Choi, Naya; Cho, Hye-Jung – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
This study investigated the relationship between the temperament dimensions, home environment factors, and the two types of young children's learning motivation. The study aimed to investigate the relative contributions of predictors and identify the predictors of young children's intrinsic and extrinsic learning motivation in a¬†classroom-based…
Descriptors: Personality, Family Environment, Predictor Variables, Young Children
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Kim, Yeon Ha; Stormont, Melissa – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
The purpose of the present study is to investigate if early childhood educators' behavioral supports for young children are associated with their metacognitive knowledge of general problem-solving strategies. A sample of 175 Korean early childhood educators were surveyed regarding their implementation of behavioral support and meta-cognitive…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Metacognition, Problem Solving
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Isikoglu Erdogan, Nesrin; Johnson, James E.; Dong, Pool Ip; Qiu, Zhihui – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
Recently play environments and materials have changed with digital materials becoming increasingly available for young children. Parents' preferences about the importance and appropriateness of digital play may influence the quality and the quantity of digital play opportunities children receive at home. The purpose of this research is to examine…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parents, Play, Information Technology
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Seo, So-Jung – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2006
Using a sample of 42 Korean mothers whose infants are cared for by someone at non-maternal child care facilities, this study first examined both main effects and interaction effects between maternal knowledge of infant development and maternal self-efficacy on parenting behavior. Second, the combined effects of variables of interest in this study…
Descriptors: Infant Care, Mothers, Self Efficacy, Ethnic Groups
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Hong, Yonghee – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2003
This study investigated Korean kindergartners' reasoning during group moral discussions of problematic situations based on pictures depicting problem situations. Findings revealed that young children were able to reason about others' perspectives, acknowledge problematic situations, grasp the causes of the problems, predict consequences, and seek…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Foreign Countries, Group Discussion, Kindergarten