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The Relationship between Early Childhood Teachers’ Leisure Satisfaction and Resilience

  • Global Creative Leader: Education & Learning
  • Abbr : GCL
  • 2019, 9(6), pp.19-32
  • DOI : 10.34226/gcl.2019.9.6.19
  • Publisher : Research Institute for Gifted & Talented Education, Soongsil University
  • Research Area : Social Science > Education
  • Received : November 5, 2019
  • Accepted : December 3, 2019
  • Published : December 30, 2019

김민지 1 Kyung Hwa Lee 2 Shin, kyung joo 2

1서울중구육아종합지원센터
2숭실대학교

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ABSTRACT

The purpose of this study was to identify the relations between leisure satisfaction and resilience of early childhood teacher. Thus, the problems what is relationship between leisure satisfaction and resilience, and are there differences according to the background variables of early childhood teachers were set and confirmed. The research was conducted with 250 early childhood teachers of national daycare center in Seoul. In order to measure teachers’ leisure satisfaction, the validated leisure satisfaction scale by Kim, Lee, & Hwang (2010) and resilience index text by kwon & Lee (2010) were used. The collected data was analyzed using statistic software, SPSS Statistics 24.0. To confirm reliability of the program, Chronbach alpha was calculated. And Pearson correlation coefficient was calculated to determine the relations between early childhood teachers’ leisure and resilience. In addition, t-test and one-way ANOVA were accomplished to verify the difference of leisure satisfaction and resilience according to the general backgrounds of early childhood teachers, and Scheffé was used as post-test method. The result of this study were as follows: First, there was a positive relationship between leisure satisfaction and resilience of early childhood teachers. This represents that the higher level of leisure satisfaction is proportional to the higher resilience. Second, the differences in leisure satisfaction and resilience of teachers according to background variables were confirmed. There was no statistical difference in the leisure satisfaction of teachers. However, there was a considerable difference in leisure satisfaction according to the health status of teachers. And there was significant difference in the resilience level. In particular, the resilience level was high in accordance with their marital status, academic background, and health status. The results of this study suggest that there is a static relationship between early childhood teachers’ leisure satisfaction and resilience.

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