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The Relationships between Empowerment and Child Care Teachers' Intention of Teaching, the Reason for Teaching Intent

보육교사의 임파워먼트와 교직지향성 및 교직지향 이유의 관계

  • Ma, Ji Sun (Department of Early Childhood Education, Wonkwang Health Science University) ;
  • An, Ra Ri (Department of Early Childhood Education, Gwangyang Health College)
  • 마지순 (원광보건대학교 유아교육과) ;
  • 안라리 (광양보건대학교 유아교육과)
  • Received : 2013.10.30
  • Accepted : 2014.01.07
  • Published : 2014.06.30

Abstract

This study was designed to examine the relationships between empowerment and child care teachers' intention of teaching, the reason for teaching intent. The subjects were 181 child care teachers from Chungcheongnamdo and the city of Daejeon, Korea. This study was conducted using questionnaires. The results were as follows: first, there were significant relationships between empowerment and child care teachers' intention of teaching and, the reason for teaching intent. There were positive relationships between decision making, professional growth, status, self-efficacy, autonomy, impact empowerment and child care teacher' intention of teaching and, the reason for teaching intent. Second, child care teachers' intention of teaching and the reason for teaching intent were affected by empowerment. Status and professional growth empowerment were the most predictive variables for the child care teachers' intention of teaching. The impact and self-efficacy empowerment were the most predictive variables for enjoy working with children, impact and professional growth empowerment were the most predictive variables for finding meaning in teaching, impact and status empowerment were the most predictive variables for opportunities to face ongoing challenges, and achievement motive. Status empowerment were the most predictive variable for reasonable pay and working environment, stability and skill. Therefore, status and impact empowerment were the most predictive variable for the reason for teaching intent.

Acknowledgement

Supported by : Wonkwang Health Science University

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