Factors Associated with Maternal Behavior in Promoting Play for Their Preschool Children

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สุกัญญา สอนสี
ยุนี พงศ์จตุรวิทย์, Ph.D.
นุจรี ไชยมงคล, Ph.D.

Abstract

This descriptive correlational research aimed to examine the relationship between child temperament, home environments, and maternal behavior in promoting play for their preschool children. The samples consisted of 76 mothers of preschool children receiving service at child care center, Kabin Buri District, Prachin Buri Province. The research instruments composed of the demographic questionnaire, the preschool children temperament questionnaire with the reliability of .83, the home environment questionnaire with the reliability of .78, and the maternal behavior in promoting play for their preschool children questionnaire with the reliability of .93. Data were collected from February to March, 2015. Statistics used for data analysis included frequency, percentage, mean, standard deviation, and Pearson’s product moment correlation.


The results revealed that child temperament and home environments were positively statistically significant correlation with maternal behavior in promoting play for their preschool children (r = .438, p < .01 and r = .275, p < .05, respectively).


This study suggested that pediatric nurses should encourage mothers to promote child’s play, especially the mothers who have children with difficult temperament and providing appropriate child’s home environment.

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สอนสี ส., พงศ์จตุรวิทย์ ย., & ไชยมงคล น. (2018). Factors Associated with Maternal Behavior in Promoting Play for Their Preschool Children. JOURNAL OF PHRAPOKKLAO NURSING COLLEGE, 28(1), 90–99. Retrieved from https://he01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/pnc/article/view/117874
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