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The Relationship between Work Experience and Pride in Profession as Early Childhood Educators in Yogyakarta, Indonesia

[Speaker] Kumalasari, Lucia:1
[Co-author] Pertiwi, Sindita D:1
1:Universitas Gadjah Mada (Indonesia)

There's a sense of pride in profession as educators that makes people want to take the role. It is a prestige to be called a teacher in the society. Usually in Indonesia, when a teacher have a lot of experience they will get a lot more respects than new teacher. This study aimed to find correlation between work experience and pride in profession in early childhood educators in Yogyakarta. The data was collected by surveys to 153 educators in Yogyakarta. Data analysis showed no significant relationship (0,809>0,05) between work experience and pride in profession. This means that work experience can't predict pride in profession as early childhood educators in Yogyakarta.

Keywords: Work experience; pride in profession; early childhood education
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