Time Distribution Mechanism among Kindergarten Children at Home and Its Relationship with the Practice of Healthy Behavior from Mothers’ Perspective

Amal AbdulAziz Ismail

Abstract


The current study aimed to identify the time distribution mechanism for the kindergartners at home and its relationship with the practice of healthy behaviors from the perspective of mothers in Jeddah in Saudi Arabia. In order to achieve the objectives of the study, a sample of (513) children was selected; (241) males and (272) females. Two scales have been developed; time distribution and healthy behavior of KG children. Their reliability and validity were verified. The study results concluded that the time distribution among the sample was as follows; either answering calls or sometimes staying alone and listening to songs. The healthy behavior was low for both males and females- the whole participants. There was a negative relationship between some child activities and healthy behavior which are; playing alone, day sleeping and crying. There was no difference in behaviors depending on the educational level of the parents. Based on the study results, the study recommends that there is a need to raise the level of healthy behavior and change the time distribution among KG children.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/ire.v5i1.10525

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