A1 Journal article (refereed)
Sociodemographic Correlates of Parental Co-Participation in Digital Media Use and Physical Play of Preschool-Age Children (2021)


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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All authors or editors: Hasanen, Elina; Koivukoski, Henriikka; Kortelainen, Lauri; Vehmas, Hanna; Sääkslahti, Arja

Journal or series: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

ISSN: 1661-7827

eISSN: 1660-4601

Publication year: 2021

Volume: 18

Issue number: 11

Article number: 5903

Publisher: MDPI AG

Publication country: Switzerland

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18115903

Publication open access: Openly available

Publication channel open access: Open Access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/76498


Abstract

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.


Keywords: children (age groups); preschoolers (age group); children (family members); parents; physical activeness; media use; new media; recommendations; sociodemographic characteristics

Free keywords: young children; physical activity; digital media use; parental co-participation; sociodemographics; guidelines


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Reporting Year: 2021

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