AUTHOR : 김미영,정옥분
INFORMATION : page. 75~96 / 2014 Vol.21 No.2
The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationships among physical environment, burn-out, professionalism, and the sensitivity of teachers in infant day-care centres. The participants consisted of 216 teachers in infant day-care centers located in Seoul, South Korea. The Working Environment Scale was used to assess the physical environment. The Maslach Burn-out Inventory Scale was used to assess the level of burn-out. The Professional Development Scale was used to assess the professionalism of the teachers. Data were analyzed using Cronbach's α, frequencies, percentiles, means, standard deviations, Pearson's correlations, and stepwise multiple regressions. The major findings were as follows: First, teacher's sensitivity was related to individual variables and environmental variables. More specifically, teacher's sensitivity was related to their physical environment, burn-out and professionalism. Second, individual variables were significant predictors of teacher's sensitivity. That is to say, knowledge and skills, depersonalization and reduced personal accomplishment predicted teacher’s relative levels of sensitivity. These variables explained the 37% in variance which was observed in the teacher's levels of sensitivity.