Child Care and Early Education Research Connections

Skip to main content

Will personal engagement in play affect the perceived stress of early educators?

Share
Description:

Studies over many years have indicated that early educators are exposed to high levels of stress-related to low pay, lack of benefits, high-stakes responsibilities, low levels of support, and inattention to basic personal care needs. At the same time, the effective early educator has been identified as a primary factor in providing quality early childhood care and education experiences. An additional factor contributing to positive outcomes for your children is a play-based early childhood environment. The current study investigated whether playful activities would also benefit early educators by relieving perceived stress levels. An action study was conducted to determine if early educators' play-based intervention and intentional playfulness influenced perceived stress and well-being. (author abstract)

Resource Type:
Reports & Papers
Country:
United States
State(s):
Mississippi

- You May Also Like

These resources share similarities with the current selection.

The effects of an undergraduate programme of preschool teaching on preservice teachers' attitudes towards early mathematics education in Turkey: A longitudinal study

Reports & Papers

Early childhood educators working with children who have lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender parents: What does the literature tell us?

Literature Review

Developing leadership for early childhood professionals through oral inquiry: Strengthening equity through making particulars visible in dilemmas of practice

Reports & Papers

Improving QRISs through the use of existing data: A virtual pilot of the California QRIS

Reports & Papers
Release: 'v1.24.0' | Built: 2023-01-23 14:56:35 EST