Relationship between Screen Time and Problem Behaviour among Primary School Children | P 163-169

Punita Borpujari Deori and Jerina Begum
University of Science and Technology Meghalaya

Pages: 163-169

Every sphere of human life is influenced by the advancement in technology, from its
application and services. It is proved to be in our Goodwill. Especially the z generation
children, who are advent in handling and amusing technology. New studies on the
screen shows that there is a rise in the digital screen interaction among young children
which have negative impact on children overall development and health. Moreover,
despite of being aware of the negative consequences, parents allow screen exposure
as Covid Pandemic compels school closure and to continue with virtual learning in order
to compensate for the academic loss. As a consequence, parents reported problem
behaviour in their children. The present study is intended to assess the relationship
between the increased screen time on children aged between 6 to 10 years in relation
to the development of problematic behaviours. To achieve this objective researcher
selected sixty children (N=60) by purposive sampling technique, who were exposed
to smartphones and laptops regularly. Data were collected from sixty parents (mother/
father) (N=60), who self-reported their children’s behaviour in the Problem Behaviour
Survey Schedule, developed by Dr. V. Veeraraghavan and Dr. A. Archana Dogra, 2008.
Co-efficient correlation was applied for the purpose of the study followed by graphic
representation. The findings of this study help in understanding the underpinning threats
to children’s psychological well-being due to increased screen exposure from a very
young age. Hence, findings will contribute to suggesting ways in time to protect young
children from long-run damage..
Keywords: School, children, Screen Time, Behavioral Problem, Understanding,
COVID-19, well-being

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