Level of Physical Security in Private Kindergarten

  • Ahmad Adha Muhamad University College of Yayasan Pahang
  • Azrul Haron University College of Yayasan Pahang
Keywords: Physical Safety, Building Structure, Kindergarten Teachers

Abstract

This study is aimed at investigating the level of physical safety in private kindergartens. There are three main constructs that are studied: the security of the location and structure of the building, the safety of the classroom and the safety of the kitchen and dining room in the kindergarten. The questionnaire underwent expert verification and instrument reliability using Alpha Cronbach's alpha of .962. Questionnaires were distributed to kindergarten teachers in Bukit Beruntung, Hulu Selangor as a sample of the study. The researchers collected 103 data according to the sample requirements of Krejice and Morgan sampling tables. The data collected by the researchers are quantitative by using survey studies. Therefore, the Statistical Package for the Social Science (SPSS) version 23.0 was used to analyze the respondents' data obtained through the questionnaire form. The data were analyzed through descriptive statistics. Descriptive analysis was used to look at the security of the location and structure of the building, the safety of the classroom and the safety of the kitchen and dining room in the kindergarten. The findings show that the security level of the location and structure of the building is at a moderate level with values (Min = 2.83, SP = .370), while that of classroom security is at a moderate level with values (Min = 2.95, SP = .215), and for the safety of the kitchen and dining room, it was at a moderate level with values (Min = 2.94, SP = .235). It is hoped that this study will have a great impact on kindergarten children, kindergarten teachers and kindergartens in the Hulu Selangor district. As such, all parties need to play a proactive role and work more closely together so that the safety of the private kindergarten is improved, and the safety of the children is taken care of.

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2022-07-20
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