Revista Digital Universitaria
Revista Digital Universitaria ISSN: 1607 - 6079 | Publicación mensual | 1 de enero de 2014 vol.15, No.01


Teachers maltreatment in pree-school day-care centres: A clinical preliminary reading

Jorge Rogelio Pérez Espinosa y Sonia Fátima Meave Loza

Violent behavior is a problem in our society; it has psychological, social and economic implications. The school is not exempt from these manifestations; children learn to express emotions true socialization lessons, from the most positive to the hostile ones. The purpose of this study was to explore abuse behavior in pre-school teachers.

These communication only presents preliminary findings related to abuse, 220 women aged 19-21 participated, all were students in Pre-school education, who performed professional practices in pre-schools facilities in Mexico City.

The abuse cases were reported on the CIMP questionnaire. They were subjected to an analysis of content from a clinical perspective. The results reported the continue use of physical punishment as a means of control and correction. Psychological abuse was expressed with threat and rejection. The educators who mistreat had altered the ego functions such as: both failures in control of impulses, judgment and low tolerance to frustration. Personal skills are important to carry out a comprehensive educational work with children.

Keywords: Teacher’s maltreatment, preschool children, physical abuse, psychological abuse.