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The Effects of Early Childhood Teachers' Emotional Intelligence on Young Children's Happiness : Based on Mediating Effects of Teachers' Job Satisfaction
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  • Journal title : Korean Journal of Child Studies
  • Volume 36, Issue 6,  2015, pp.125-146
  • Publisher : Korean Association of Child Studies
  • DOI : 10.5723/KJCS.2015.36.6.125
 Title & Authors
The Effects of Early Childhood Teachers' Emotional Intelligence on Young Children's Happiness : Based on Mediating Effects of Teachers' Job Satisfaction
Jeon, Hyo Jeong; Lee, Kyung Nim; Goh, Eun Kyoung;
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 Abstract
The purpose of this study was to examine the mediating effects of early childhood teachers' job satisfaction on the relationship between teacher's emotional intelligence and young children's happiness. The subjects in this study comprised 294 young children and 24 early childhood teachers in Busan, Gyeongsangnam-do. The findings of study were as follow: the job satisfaction of the early childhood teachers was found to have a mediating effect on the relationship between their emotional intelligence and young children's happiness. These findings suggest that in order to promote young children's happiness, it is necessary to strengthen teachers' emotional abilities and to support strategies which enhance and build up their job satisfaction.
 Keywords
emotional intelligence;job satisfaction;young children's happiness;
 Language
Korean
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