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Ciencia & trabajo

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Abstract

ARTEAGA GONZALEZ, Patricia; HERMOSILLA-AVILA, Alicia; MENA BASTIAS, Carmen  and  CONTRERAS CONTRERAS, Sonia. A look to the life and health quality of kindergarten teachers. Cienc Trab. [online]. 2018, vol.20, n.61, pp.42-47. ISSN 0718-2449.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-24492018000100042.

Introduction:

the measurement of life quality from a health perspec tive and its relationship on the labor field of Kindergarten Teachers as main agents on the cognitive and socio emotional development in early childhood, is relevant, since there are key aspects in order to get a good pedagogical quality according to the desires of the new educational politics implemented in Chile.

Objective:

to determinate which factors are associated to the quality of life related to the health of Kindergarten Teachers, from sociodemographic and labor elements concerning their professional activities.

Method:

descrip tive methodological design, correlational, cross sectional in 156 Kindergarten Teachers from a commune in Chillán, Chile.

Results:

the Kindergarten Teachers, who mostly perform in the classroom, relate a physical role, physical function and an optimal emotional role, with a regular vitality and social function, a good mental health and body ache, with highly meaningful relations in the physical function with absenteeism and labor dependency. Also, body ache and days of absenteeism are highly related in a meaningful way, as well as vitality and the amount of kids they are in charge of, and the emotional role with the days of labor absenteeism, among others.

Discussion:

these antecedents may be determinant on the guidance of the teaching practices and show that the new regulations and governmental politics do not ensure conditions that promote good quality in docent life.

Keywords : working conditions; preschool education; quality of life.

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