Assessment of Knowledge of Day-Care Center Workers in Basic Aspects of Child Care: A Pilot Study.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
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The purpose of the study was to assess the knowledge of day-care center workers in basic aspects of child care. A pilot study was conducted by administering a 39 item questionnaire to 180 day-care center workers in 13 day-care centers. One hundred six questionnaires were analyzed. Knowledge was related to the day-care workers training experience, the type of center where employed, and personal characteristic of the workers. The number of training areas in which the workers had been trained was statistically significant as related to the knowledge of the workers. The type of center was not significant as it related to overall knowledge determined from total group scores. However, differences in the way subjects from particular types of centers responded to specific questions were statistically significant in certain instances. When personal characteristics of the workers were related to knowledge, education proved to be the only characteristic of significance, P.005. Author
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