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The Effect of Teacher`s Teaching-Efficacy and Classroom Environment on Peer-Play Interaction: Mediation Effect of Teacher-Child Interaction
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  • Journal title : Family and Environment Research
  • Volume 54, Issue 3,  2016, pp.293-305
  • Publisher : The Korean Home Economics Association
  • DOI : 10.6115/fer.2016.023
 Title & Authors
The Effect of Teacher`s Teaching-Efficacy and Classroom Environment on Peer-Play Interaction: Mediation Effect of Teacher-Child Interaction
Seo, Seok-weon; Park, Ji-sun;
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 Abstract
This study examines the mediation effect of teacher-child interactions in the process of the impact of teacher`s teaching-efficacy on childhood education institutions and classroom environment on peer-play interactions. We used data from 970 children aged between 49 and 55 months and 970 homeroom teachers from the fifth Korean Child Panel (2012) of the Korea Institute of Child Care and Education. The model fitness was excellent after data were statistically analyzed with model of structure to testify the relationship and effect among teaching efficacy, classroom environment, teacher-child interactions, and peer-play interactions. First, the analysis also showed that the teacher`s teaching efficacy did not influence peer-play interactions directly, but gave an indirect effect on the peer-play interactions with the mediation of the teacher-child interactions. Second, the classroom environment directly and indirectly influenced the peer-play interactions with the mediation of the teacher-child interactions. Third, the variable of teacher-child interactions was fully effective as a mediating variable in the process of the teaching efficacy and classroom environment influence on teacher-child interactions. Teaching efficacy and classroom environment influenced the peer-play interactions through the mediation of the teacher-child interactions. The significance of mediation effect of the teacher-child interactions was verified through a bootstrapping method.
 Keywords
teaching efficacy;classroom environment;peer-play interactions;teacher-child interaction;
 Language
Korean
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