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ERIC Number: EJ1253346
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2020
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2146-0655
An Investigation of Pre-School Children's and Their Parents' Outdoor Play Experiences = Okul öncesi dönem çocuklari ve ebeveynlerinin açik hava oyun deneyimlerinin incelenmesi
Aktas Arnas, Yasare; Saribas, Sule
Pegem Journal of Education and Instruction, v10 n2 p373-397 2020
The purpose of this study is to investigate outdoor play experiences of preschool children in Turkey and to compare the experiences of these children with previous generation. The sample of the study consists of 398 parents with children aged 3-6 years old attending to a pre-school education institution in the province of Adana, a city located in the south of Turkey. The questionnaire of "the parents and children's outdoor play experiences", which was based on the study of Clements (2004) was adapted by the researchers and was used as the data collection tool. While the quantitative data were analysed through frequency and percentage, the qualitative data were analysed by means of content analysis. Results revealed that today's children got involved in outdoor play activities significantly less than their parents did. Health conditions, safety concern, lack of environmental opportunities and use of technological device (computer, television, tablet pc etc.) were reported as the main reasons of the findings in the present study by parents. The results show similarity with the related literature.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Multilingual/Bilingual Materials; Reports - Research
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Language: EnglishTurkish
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey
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