The role of principals and teachers of kindergartens in the development of ethical behavior among children in the UAE

Mohammad Salman Alkhazaleh, Hussein Salem Al-Srehan


This study aims at identifying the role of principals and teachers of kindergartens in the development of ethical behavior among children under the influence of some variables and impediments of their development in the UAE. The study sample consisted of 122 participants divided as follows:  (29) of whom are kindergarten principal aged between 35-43 years old and their average age is (39.9) with a standard deviation of (3.6). (93) Teachers aged between (22-43) years, average age (42.8) with a standard deviation of (2.8). The average age of the total sample is (36.7) years with a standard deviation of (4.8). The researchers designed the study scale and verified the psychometric properties of this scale. The results of the study have shown that the role of principals and teachers of kindergarten in the development of ethical multidisciplinary behavior among children ranked as average where  the religious domain ranked first and educational field ranked second, while the social domain ranked third and the national domain ranked last. The results also showed that there were no statistically significant differences at the significance level of (0.05) for the role of kindergarten principals and teachers in developing ethical behavior among children in different fields due to the variable of scientific qualification, years of experience and career status in all fields of study. The study also found that the obstacles to the development of ethical behavior among children in the UAE from the point of view of the principals and teachers of kindergartens are high.


UAE; Children ethical behaviors; Kindergartens; Principals and teachers.

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