The Correlation between Caregivers’ Characteristics and Emotional Development of Pre-School Children in Depok, Indonesia

Adelia Hutami Sundaur, Yeni Rustina

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Abstract

This study aimed to identify the correlation between emotional developments in pre-school children and the caregivers’ characteristics. This study employed cross sectional design with cluster sampling technique and involved 206 respondents. The inclusion criteria were mothers of a child aged 3–6 years old and willing to participate in the study. The result showed 42.7% children exhibited deviation in emotional development. There was a significant relationship of mother’s education and emotional development in children (p = 0.024; α = 0.05). Children of unemployed mothers had higher percentage of emotional deviation compared to working mother, although it was not significantly different (p = 0.387; α = 0.05). There was no significant correlation between caregivers and emotional development in children (p = 0.102; α = 0.05), child’s age and emotional development (p = 0.183; α = 0.05), and child’s gender and emotional development (p = 0.206; α = 0.05). Based on these findings, the stimulation of emotional development should be integrated into the curriculum for pre-school children in order to optimize their development.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)245-251
Number of pages7
JournalComprehensive Child and Adolescent Nursing
Volume42
Issue numbersup1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 29 Mar 2019

Keywords

  • Caregiver
  • emotional development
  • job status’ mother
  • mother’s education
  • PRE-school children

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