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Jeon, Lieny; Buettner, Cynthia K.; Grant, Ashley A. – Early Education and Development, 2018
Research Findings: Early childhood teachers' psychological well-being influences the nurturing and learning classroom climate in early care and education as well as children's development. However, less is known about predictors of teachers' psychological well-being in preschool. The purpose of this study was to explore associations between…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Early Childhood Education, Well Being, Correlation
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Hur, Eunhye; Jeon, Lieny; Buettner, Cynthia K. – Child & Youth Care Forum, 2016
Background: Early childhood teachers' child-centered beliefs, defined as teachers' attitudes about how children learn, have been associated with teachers' developmentally appropriate practices and positive child outcomes. The predictors of teachers' child-centered beliefs, however, are less frequently explored. Objective: This study tested whether…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Early Childhood Education, Teacher Attitudes, Developmentally Appropriate Practices
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Grant, Ashley A.; Jeon, Lieny; Buettner, Cynthia K. – Educational Psychology, 2019
High turnover rates of early care and education teachers reduce the quality of education; unsatisfied teachers, suffering from stress or emotional exhaustion, are less equipped to promote children's development and more likely to leave the classroom. We used data from a national survey of US early childhood educators (n = 1129) to examine…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers, Work Environment, Well Being
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Jeon, Lieny; Buettner, Cynthia K.; Hur, Eunhye – Early Education and Development, 2016
Research Findings: This exploratory study identified preschool teacher quality profiles in early childhood education settings using 9 indicators across teachers' professional background, observed process quality, and job attitudes toward teaching (e.g., job-related stress, satisfaction, and intention to leave the job). The sample consisted of 96…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Early Childhood Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Educational Quality