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Correlation between Work Experience and Perceived Competence among Early Childhood Teachers

[Speaker] Ariani, Aulia:1
[Co-author] Tsabitah, Tsabitah:1
1:Universitas Gadjah Mada (Indonesia)

Early childhood education is an important phase in individual life-span development. Thus, perceived competence among early childhood teachers is important as early childhood education is the second nurturing place after family. The purpose of this study is to examine the relation between work experience and perceived competence among early childhood teachers. The subjects involved in this research were 294 teachers from various districts in Yogyakarta, type of early childhood education, and gender. Data disclosed from this survey research hopefully become an empirical data as a reference in doing further research related to the theme of early childhood education. The data was obtained by filling questionnaire. Pearson's Product Moment was used as a tool for predicting their correlation and shows 0,004 (<0,005) score. It implies that there is a significant correlation between work experience and perceived competence among early childhood teachers in Yogyakarta.


Keywords: perceived competence, work experience, early childhood teachers.
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