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作者 Sham, Michelle Kin Seng
書名 How parental attitudes on play affect children in Hong Kong
國際標準書號 9781124130972
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說明 189 p
附註 Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 71-08, Section: B, page: 5146
Thesis (Psy.D.)--Alliant International University, San Francisco Bay, 2009
This study is formulated in response to the developing trend of children's activities and increasing stressors on families in Hong Kong. Due to high parental expectations for their children's academic achievements, children in Hong Kong are often only encouraged or required to participate in activities that will increase their competitiveness at school. Children have less time to play and they also have little time to interact with their parents, given the parents' demanding work schedules. This study aimed to investigate how Hong Kong parents of children in Grades 1 through 6 view play, how their attitudes towards play are implemented, what their children's developments are in relation to play, and parents' levels of involvement in play with their children. Responses between parents who are mental health professionals and parents who do not work in the mental health field were compared to examine whether these two groups of parents differ in their attitudes towards play and whether their children differ in their development
A qualitative design with an in-depth, open-ended interview format was rendered appropriate for this study as the topic has not been adequately researched and studied in the past. The Chinese version of the Child Behavior Checklist, which is a standardized parent-report measure for children between ages 6 to 18 translated by the Chinese University of Hong Kong, was also filled out by participating mothers. It measures possible emotional, cognitive, social, attention, aggression, and oppositional problems in a child. Results revealed that all participating mothers recognized some benefits of play in promoting a child's emotional health, intellectual development, physical development, and social development. All mothers in the Mental Health Professional Group recognized the importance of play towards children's emotional well-being, as expected due to the mothers' training and expertise in the mental health field. However, parents were ambivalent in the actual promotion of play and the emphasis on academics was more salient, especially within the Non-Mental Health Professional Group. It appeared that child participants in the Non-Mental Health Professional Group were less well adjusted emotionally and socially than the children within the Mental Health Professional Group
School code: 1434
Host Item Dissertation Abstracts International 71-08B
主題 Asian Studies
Psychology, Clinical
Alt Author Alliant International University, San Francisco Bay
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