Early childhood staff attitudes toward their parent clientele

Susan Kontos, Helen Raikes, Alice Woods

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The attitudes of 236 early childhood staff toward the childrearing practices of their parent clientele were assessed. A 30-item questionnaire with three response formats was used. The data confirmed the hypothesis that there is a significant difference between staff ratings of good parenting practices and ratings of their own center parents' childrearing practices. However, staff members indicated that they thought their center parents were doing a better job at childrearing than most American parents today.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)45-58
Number of pages14
JournalChild Care Quarterly
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1983

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  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)

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