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The relationship between young children`s attachment to their mothers and teachers respectively and teachers` responsiveness
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The relationship between young children`s attachment to their mothers and teachers respectively and teachers` responsiveness
Kim, Sook-Ryong;
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The subjects of this study were 64 young children aged 12 to 36 months old and their mothers and teachers. The attachment Q-set and an instrument for teachers` responsivity were used. Data were analyzed using SPSS 18.0, and Cronbach`s and Pearson`s r were calculated. The results were as follows. Teachers` consistency, warmth, and sensitivity were significantly correlated with the children`s attachment to teachers. In addition, teachers` warm and sensitive responses were related to the children`s attachment to mothers. Teachers` warm, sensitive, and responsive characteristics are emphasized for quality interactions between young children and teachers, since they contribute to the children`s secure attachment to their mothers as well as teachers.
Attachment;Child-care;Child-care teacher;Sensitivity;Responsivity;
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