Why young children use electronic media? maternal attitudes and competence

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2018
Tatar, Burcu Halise
The Internet, technology, and electronic media tools have been becoming a central part of both adults and children’s lives. For this reason, the current study aimed to investigate the factors that related to young children’s electronic media use. A total of 165 mothers whose children attending a preschool were recruited, and mother’s parenting sense of competence, parental involvements, their attitudes toward children’s media use, and children’s temperamental characteristics were assessed. Results indicated that children whose mothers have more positive attitudes and mothers who involve more in attention and closeness use media more. Also, children whose mothers with lower parental efficacy, more positive attitudes and more involvement in attention and closeness use media more at weekdays.
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B. H. Tatar, “Why young children use electronic media? maternal attitudes and competence,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2018.