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Gu, Yuanbo; Wang, Ruimei; You, Xuqun – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
Working in early childhood education exposes preschool teachers to a wide variety of work stressors that deplete energy and necessitate recovery. Based on the effort-recovery model and conservation of resources theory, this two-wave study examined the effects of recovery experiences (i.e., psychological detachment and relaxation) on the…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Work Environment, Stress Variables, Stress Management
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Miller, Michele M.; Kehl, LeAnna M. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
As the pressure to succeed academically is imposed on children earlier than ever before, it is essential to understand what characteristics are most important to parents and teachers in order to be school ready. While formally readiness is typically measured using chronological age and mastery of cognitive skills, it also involves physical,…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Parent Attitudes, School Readiness, Preschool Children
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Pirskanen, Henna; Jokinen, Kimmo; Karhinen-Soppi, Anu; Notko, Marianne; Lämsä, Tiina; Otani, Midori; Meil, Gerardo; Romero-Balsas, Pedro; Rogero-García, Jesús – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
The transition to formal education is a critical transition in children's lives that has importance for socio-emotional and behavioral functioning. In the transition process, teachers are key players who work intensively with children and their families. This article focuses on teachers' perceptions of children´s socio-emotional behavior during…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Cross Cultural Studies, Emotional Response, Child Behavior
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Haslip, Michael J.; Allen-Handy, Ayana; Donaldson, Leona – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
Character strengths such as love, kindness and forgiveness promote emotional health, positive relationships and enhanced well-being for children and adults. Yet little research has investigated how early childhood educators practice love, kindness and forgiveness at work, or how they observe these virtues in children. A strength-spotting…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Teachers, Children, Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention
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Pieng, Patrick; Okamoto, Yukari – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
The present study investigated the effects of two emotion trainings on young children's knowledge about jealousy. Participants were 53 kindergarten and first-grade children who were assigned to one of two experimental conditions or a control condition. Children in the first experimental condition (video condition) received discussions about the…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Young Children, Kindergarten, Grade 1
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Sak, Ramazan – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
This study compares the job satisfaction, job burnout and organizational cynicism of 233 early childhood teachers, 141 female and 92 male, with special attention to gender differences. Data were collected using a personal information form, Job Satisfaction Scale, Maslach Burnout Inventory-Educators Survey and Organizational Cynicism Scale, and the…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Comparative Analysis, Job Satisfaction, Burnout
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Boyer, Wanda – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2016
Person-centered therapy (PCT) comes from the experiential and relationship-oriented therapy tradition. It is considered to be a third force in therapeutic engagement, along with the psychoanalytic and behavioral approaches. PCT is based on faith in and empowerment of human beings to be joyful, creative, self-fulfilled and willing and able to…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Therapy, Therapeutic Environment, Psychiatry
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Royer, Nicole; Moreau, Claire – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2016
The study aims to describe early childhood educators' psychological wellbeing at work in terms of their interpersonal fit, thriving, feeling of competency, perceived recognition and desire for involvement. The study approach draws links between perceptions of autonomy at work and wellbeing. The analysis examines the results of a survey conducted…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, Early Childhood Education, Well Being
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Keat, Jane Blakely – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2008
Teachers report that teaching young children who exhibit defiant and challenging behavior is the most difficult component of their work. This article explores four decades of textbook and research literature recommendations and 4 years of teacher reflections. Common themes of control, power, and anger were identified. A significant finding was…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Young Children, Child Behavior, Psychological Patterns
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Wheeler, Barbara L.; Stultz, Sylvia – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2008
This article illustrates some ways in which observations of typically-developing infants can inform music therapy and other work with children with disabilities. The research project that is described examines typical infant development with special attention to musical relatedness and communication. Videotapes of sessions centering on musical…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Infants, Music Therapy, Psychological Patterns
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Rushton, Stephen; Juola-Rushton, Anne – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2008
Six years have gone by since the passing of "No Child Left Behind" (2002) and due to the "high-stake" riders attached to this legislation, educators at all levels have found themselves in a state of both emotional and cognitive dissonance. Recent research in the field of neuroscience combined with principles gained from…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Federal Legislation, High Stakes Tests, Young Children
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Zeece, Pauline Davey – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2006
Current research on the foundations of emotional well-being reveals how significant adults can establish roots of happiness in children. Carter (2005) suggests that these roots can be nourished through positive thoughts and emotions; flow and fulfillment; and relating to others, especially through the use of emotional intelligence. Twenty-five…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Well Being, Adults, Interpersonal Relationship