Exploring Parental Perception towards Children’s Activities

Lukman@Zawawi, Mohamad and Normala, Riza and Azlini, Chik (2018) Exploring Parental Perception towards Children’s Activities. International Journal of Research and Innovation in Social Science, 2 (12). pp. 319-322. ISSN 2454-6186

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This study aimed to identify parents’ perceptions towards children’s activities such as structured games (puzzles, construction toys, swim and soccer), unstructured games (outdoor play, art, craft, dress-up, pretend play and musical play) and screen time (video game, play stations, smart phone and watching movies or TV). The total number of 333 parents in Malaysia who had children aged of three years old and below had participated in this study. The questionnaire was constructed according to the game perception scales. This study adopted descriptive analysis approach and the findings were recorded using frequency and percentage. The findings revealed that the majority of children under the age of three years old spent approximately 2 hours daily in structured games which equal to 27% (n=91). Meanwhile, the time allocated by the children when playing unstructured games was 3 hours daily rank roughly up to 27% (n=90) and 2 hours 28% (n=93) was utilized daily by the children on screen time. Nevertheless, the development of children can be nurtured by playing games whether it is structured or unstructured because children can easily absorb what is happening around them and turned it into a value that they will later learn. Hence, parents play an essential role in shaping the early growth of their children.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Children, parents, play time, Malaysia, perception
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Divisions: Faculty of Applied Social Sciences
Depositing User: Rafidah M.Saaid
Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2022 03:03
Last Modified: 17 Feb 2022 03:03
URI: http://eprints.unisza.edu.my/id/eprint/5531

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