A Study of Anxiety Levels of Children Attending Preschool Institutions According To Teachers’ Views

Volume 7 Issue 3
Hakan Şahin Feyza Uçar Çabuk
Pages: 187-197 Download Count : 691 View Count: 859 DOI Number 10.24331/ijere.986376 Facebook Share on Google+ Save to Zotero Save to Mendeley

Abstract:


The goal of this study is to reveal anxiety levels of children attending preschool institutions according to teachers’ views, identify any correlation between anxiety levels and demographic features of children and their teachers. Study group of the research comprise 1465 children attending preschool institutions in Ankara province. Study data were collected by means of Personal Data Form and Preschool Children Anxiety Scale- Teacher’s Form. The study was designed in survey model, one of the quantitative research methods. Study results conclude that anxiety levels are significantly correlated with children’s age. It was also revealed that anxiety levels are not significantly correlated with children’s gender, parental educational status, monthly income and family structure. It is revealed that children’s anxiety levels are correlated with teachers’ educational status; anxiety levels of children whose teachers are graduates of high school are lower while anxiety levels of children whose teachers have master’s degree are higher than other children.

Keywords

  • Anxiety
  • child
  • teacher
  • preschool
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