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Journal of the Korean Home Economics Association 2010;48(8):77-86. doi: https://doi.org/10.6115/khea.2010.48.8.077
The Effects of Maternal Parenting Behaviors and Preschooler's Emotional Regulation on Their Internet-Game Addictive Inclination
Jihyun Kim
Department of Child Studies and Education, Hanyang Cyber University
Corresponding Author: Jihyun Kim ,Tel: +82-2-2290-0353, Fax: +82-2-2290-0600, Email: jihyunkim@hycu.ac.kr
Received: May 28, 2010; Revised: June 3, 2010   Accepted: August 6, 2010.
This study investigated the effects of maternal parenting behaviors and preschooler's emotional regulation on their internet-game addictive inclination. The participants were 129 mothers of 5 and 6 year-old preschoolers and their teachers from two day dare centers and one kindergarten in Seoul and Kyung-gi province. Data were analyzed by descriptive statistics and hierarchical regressions by SPSS program (12.0 version). The major findings were as follows: (1) Boys showed higher score of internet-game addictive inclination than that of girls. (2) mother's consistent parenting behaviors and preschooler's other-regulation behaviors significantly explained preschooler's internet-game addictive inclination. In conclusion, maternal parenting behaviors and preschooler's emotional regulation have influenced on preschooler's internet-game addictive inclination.
Keywords: internet-game addictive inclination, maternal parenting behavior, emotional regulation, preschooler
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