Child-Care Satisfaction is a measure of a mother's satisfaction with child-care arrangements, covering caregiver communication, dependability, attentiveness, and cost.
High Psychometric Score
1. The caregiver responsiveness to your suggestions about your child.
2. The feedback provided by the caregiver about your child's day.
3. The caregiver's disciplinary style.
4. The relationship between you and your child's caregiver.
5. Your caregiver's attitude toward parental visitation.
6. The way your caregiver deals with meals snacks.
7. The attitude of your caregiver toward
flexibility of drop-off and pick-up times.
8. The caregiver's dependability.
9. The relationship between your child and the caregiver.
10. Your caregiver's policy about taking care of your sick child.
11. The number of other children cared for at
the same time.
12. The amount of direct attentionsupervision given to your child.
13. Physical facilities or space in which your child stays (i.e., cleanliness, safety, adequate size, and appropriate toys).
14. The location of caregiver and amount of
time spent in commuting.
15. The fees charged.
A 5-point Likert scale with responses ranging from 1 (extremely dissatisfied), to 5 (extremely satisfied)
Buffardi, L. C., & Erdwins, C. J. (1997). Child-care satisfaction: Linkages to work attitudes, interrole conflict, and maternal separation anxiety. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 2(1), 84-96. https://doi.org/10.1037//1076-89188.8.131.52
Existing Literature/Theoretical Framework
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Cognitive Interviews / Pilot Testing