A Longitudinal Study of the Relation between Childhood Activities and Psychosocial Adjustment in Early Adolescence
Rosa S Wong, Keith TS Tung, Nirmala Rao, Frederick KW Ho, Ko Ling Chan, King-Wa Fu, Winnie WY Tso, Fan Jiang, Jason CS Yam, David Coghill, Ian CK Wong, Patrick Ip
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND PUBLIC HEALTH | MDPI | Published : 2021
BACKGROUND: Although an increasing body of research shows that excessive screen time could impair brain development, whereas non-screen recreational activities can promote the development of adaptive emotion regulation and social skills, there is a lack of comparative research on this topic. Hence, this study examined whether and to what extent the frequency of early-life activities predicted later externalizing and internalizing problems. METHODS: In 2012/13, we recruited Kindergarten 3 (K3) students from randomly selected kindergartens in two districts of Hong Kong and collected parent-report data on children's screen activities and parent-child activities. In 2018/19, we re-surveyed the p..View full abstract
Awarded by Research Grants Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China
The study was supported by two research grants from the Research Grants Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China (Project Nos. 746111 and 17606318).