Parent-Caregiver Relationships among Beginning Caregivers in Canada: A Quantitative Study
Référence bibliographique 
Cantin, Gilles, Plante, Isabelle, Coutu, Sylvain et Brunson, Liesette. 2012. «Parent-Caregiver Relationships among Beginning Caregivers in Canada: A Quantitative Study ». Early Childhood Education Journal, vol. 40, no 5, p. 265-274.
Intentions : «The present study aimed to better understand how caregivers starting their career and parents who use the child care center perceived their dyadic relationship. More specifically, the first goal of this study was to verify whether parents and caregivers reported congruent perceptions of their dyadic relationship, as indexed by the confidence, collaboration and affiliation they feel for each other. Second, this investigation sought to evaluate the role of five factors in the level of congruence between parents’ and beginning caregivers’ perceived parent–caregiver relationship: type of child care center (for-profit or non-profit), caregiver teamwork, child’s age group, caregiver’s parenting experience, and caregiver’s professional experience (in months).» (p. 267)
Échantillon/Matériau : «The sample consisted of 166 dyads, comprising 32 female caregivers and 166 parents from 27 child care centers located in four regions of Québec, Canada.» (p. 268)
Instruments : Questionnaire
Type de traitement des données : Analyse statistique
«By examining parent–caregiver relationships from a dyadic perspective, the present study showed that, although both parents and beginning caregivers were generally satisfied with their mutual confidence, collaboration and affiliation, there was relatively little agreement about the relationship quality within each parent–caregiver pair. This investigation also revealed that parents and caregivers had more similar views regarding their mutual relationship in non-profit child care settings, with caregivers who were less experienced and when caregivers did work in teams. Additionally, on average, parents reported having a closer parent–caregiver relationship in for-profit centers, when the caregiver had more experience, and when the caregiver did not work in teams. Future research examining the factors that favor communication between parents and beginning caregivers could help them better understand each others’ needs and expectations and ensure parent-caregiver relationships that both parents and caregivers would perceive more similarly and positively.» (p. 273)