Analysis on Structural Models between Educare Teachers' Adult Attachment, Self-Efficacy, Discipline Styles and the Young Children's Adjustments

Myung Hee Kim, Hye Kyung Park
2013 Family and Environment Research  
This research attempted to examine the effects of adult attachment which belongs to the psychological characteristics of the educare teachers on the behavior young children's adjustments through the educare teacher's self-efficacy and styles of discipline. To achieve this, a survey was conducted on 866 children aged 2-5 years attending 23 educare centers located in Seoul, the region of Gyeonggi and Gyeongsangbuk-do, and their 135 teachers in charge. The results of this research demonstrated
more » ... ch demonstrated that first, educare teachers' adult attachment had indirect effects on the young children's adjustments by the media of self-efficacy. Second, the educare teachers'adult attachment was found to have indirect effects on the young children's adjustments by the media of discipline styles. Third, the educare teachers' adult attachment was found to have effects on the young children's adjustments through self-efficacy and discipline styles. In conclusion, with regard to the effects of the educare teachers' adult attachment on the young children's adjustments the mediated effects of self-efficacy and discipline styles were confirmed. This research enables one to have an in-depth understanding of the process in which the educare teacher's psychological characteristics have important effects on the social and emotional development of young children and it is expected that it will become evidence data for realizing the need for developing practical educational programs regarding the character development and mental health of the educare teachers. (adult attachment), (teachers' self-efficacy), (teachers' discipline styles), (young children's adjustments) J Jo ou ur rn na al l o of f t th he e K Ko or re ea an n H Ho om me e E Ec co on no om mi ic cs s A As ss so oc ci ia at ti io on n
doi:10.6115/khea.2013.51.1.059 fatcat:n6dytf64ivasrfawomr2xtwngm