Factors influencing quality of care service of caregivers for preschoolers

Soyeon Jung, Younhee Hong, Sohyune Sok

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Abstract

The number of households that have benefited from childcare support services has steadily increased, while the number of caregivers has also climbed. Studies on the care service of childcare providers are needed. This study was to examine and identify the factors influencing the degree of quality of care service for preschoolers among caregivers. A cross-sectional descriptive design was employed. Samples included 138 caregivers for preschoolers in health family support centers, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea. Data included the general characteristics of study participants, quality of care service for preschoolers, childcare efficacy, job satisfaction, and caregiver–child in-teraction. Data were collected from June to August 2019. The factors influencing the quality of care service for preschoolers among caregivers were caregiver–child interaction. The explanatory power of the final regression model was 37%. This study suggests that the caregiver–child interaction should be improved to improve the quality of care service for preschoolers among caregivers, and health professionals need to pay attention to this issue in community fields. The findings from this study can be implied on health policy for childcare support service.

Original languageEnglish
Article number4291
JournalInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Volume18
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Apr 2021

Keywords

  • Caregiver
  • Interaction
  • Preschooler
  • Quality of care service

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