Sociodemographic Correlates of Parental Co-Participation in Digital Media Use and Physical Play of Preschool-Age Children
Hasanen, E., Koivukoski, H., Kortelainen, L., Vehmas, H., & Sääkslahti, A. (2021). Sociodemographic Correlates of Parental Co-Participation in Digital Media Use and Physical Play of Preschool-Age Children. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(11), Article 5903. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18115903
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Young children’s digital media use and physical activity have gained attention in recent research. Parental co-participation has a major impact on children’s health consequences. This study addressed a gap in the research by investigating daily parental co-participation in children’s digital media use and physical play, using the family ecological model theoretical framework. The participants in this nationally representative cross-sectional study were 2512 Finnish parents with two- to six-year-old children. Parents completed a questionnaire. Sociodemographic correlates of co-participation and of the awareness of guidelines regarding co-participation and correlation between co-participation in digital media use and physical play were analysed. Parental co-participation in physical play and digital media use correlated positively. Lower parental age, male parental gender, Finnish and Swedish languages, a fewer number of children, and a male child gender were associated with more co-participation in one or both activities, and parental female gender and low family income were associated with more awareness. The awareness of guidelines was not associated with co-participation in digital media use. There were sociodemographic differences in parental co-participation. From a health counselling perspective, parents may benefit from national recommendations on digital media use and physical activity, but adherence to guidelines depends on the family context. ...
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Dataset(s) related to the publicationHasanen, Elina; Koivukoski, Henriikka; Vehmas, Hanna-Mari; Sääkslahti, Arja; Chua, Terence; Lee Yong, Tay; Komar, John; Chia, Michael (2022). International iPreschooler Surveillance Study Among Asians and otheRs (IISSAAR) Finland. V. 14.1.2022. https://doi.org/10.17011/jyx/dataset/81629. https://urn.fi/URN:NBN:fi:jyu-202206103237
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Additional information about fundingThis research was funded by the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture, grant number OKM/15/626/2019.
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