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City University of Hong Kong Department of Applied Social Studies

Work stress and coping strategies of kindergarten teachers in non-profit kindergartens under the Pre-Primary Education Voucher scheme

Course Code: SS5425 Course: Quantitative Research Methods Lecturer: Mr. CHAN, Wing Tai Name of student: Ng Yuen Hang Student ID: 52158790 Assignment: Individual research proposal

20th December,2010

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Chapter 1 Introduction  .............................................................................................................. 1  . 1.1 Research problem statement ........................................................................................ 1  1.2 Introduction and Background ...................................................................................... 1  1.3 Pre-Primary Education Voucher Scheme (PEVS) ....................................................... 2  1.3.1 The aims of PEVS ..................................................................................................... 2  1.3.2 The stakeholders of PEVS ........................................................................................ 2  1.3.3 Researchable questions ............................................................................................. 3  1.3.4 Key Researchable Objectives ................................................................................... 3  Chapter 2 Literature Review ...................................................................................................... 4  2.1.1 Stress ......................................................................................................................... 4  2.1.2 Concept of stress ....................................................................................................... 5  2.1.3 Concept of work stress .............................................................................................. 5  2.1.4 Teacher’s work stress ................................................................................................ 6  2.1.5 Sources of teacher’s stress ........................................................................................ 6  2.1.6 Sources of Kindergarten teachers ............................................................................. 7  2.1.7 New sources of Hong Kong kindergarten teachers who work in non-profit kindergartens under the Pre-Primary Education Voucher Scheme .................................... 8  2.1.8Relationship between demographic variables and work stress .................................. 9  2.2.1Concept of coping and coping strategies ................................................................. 11  2.2.2 Relationship between work stress and coping strategies ........................................ 11  2.2.3Relationship between demographic variables and coping strategies ....................... 12  2.3.1Types of Personality – Type A and B ....................................................................... 13  2.3.2The working characteristic of Type A person .......................................................... 13  2.3.3Relationship on types on personality to work stress and coping strategies ............. 14  2.4.1Self esteem ............................................................................................................... 15  2.4.2Relationship with work stress and coping strategies ............................................... 15  Chapter 3 Conceptual framework of this study ....................................................................... 16  Chapter 4 Conceptualization and operationalization ............................................................... 17  4.1 Teacher Work stress ................................................................................................... 17  4.2 Coping and coping strategies ..................................................................................... 18 

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