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A Study on Creative Personality, Justice-oriented Morality and Care-oriented Morality in Pre-service Early Childhood Teachers

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  • Department of Dong-Pusan College University, Korea, Republic of
  • Department of Early Childhood Education, Tongmyong University, Korea, Republic of

Abstract


Objectives: The purpose of this study was to examine whether there is relationship and difference among creative personality, justice-oriented and care-oriented morality in pre-service early childhood teachers. Method/statistical Analysis: To do this, three measurement tools in a questionnaire form were used by having research subjects as totally 258 freshmen, sophomores and juniors with a major in early childhood education at four universities where are located in Busan and Ulsan. Data were analyzed with ANOVA and Pearson correlation coefficient by using SPSS 22 program. Findings: As a result of the research, first, in a test of creative personality in pre-service early childhood teachers, the average score in a factor of ‘obsession with patience’ among 8 elements was notably lower compared to other factors. Second, more than a majority of the pre-service early childhood teachers corresponded to the top level by which the justice-oriented morality level was classified into three groups in top, medium and low. The care-oriented morality level was grasped to correspond to level No. 2.5 among levels in No. 1, No. 2.5, No. 2, No. 2.5, and No. 3. However, it was indicated that there is no difference between justice-oriented morality level and care-oriented morality level. Third, among factors of creative personality, the factors in ‘obsession with patience’ and ‘independence’ had significant correlation with the justice-oriented morality. Application/Improvements: The factor of ‘openness’ was shown to have significant correlation with the care-oriented morality.

Keywords

Creativity, Care-oriented Morality, Justice-oriented Morality, Personality, Pre-service Early Childhood Teacher.

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