Child care quarterly

, Volume 12, Issue 1, pp 45–58 | Cite as

Early childhood staff attitudes toward their parent clientele

  • Susan Kontos
  • Helen Raikes
  • Alice Woods


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.


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© Human Sciences Press 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Susan Kontos
    • 1
  • Helen Raikes
    • 1
  • Alice Woods
    • 1
  1. 1.Iowa State UniversityUSA

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