ERIC Number: EJ680852
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Mar-1
Parent-Child Co-Viewing of Television and Cognitive Development of the Chinese Child
Jinqiu, Zhao; Xiaoming, Hao
International Journal of Early Years Education, v12 n1 p63-77 Mar 2004
This study examined the relationship between parent-child co-viewing of television and the cognitive development of the child. Both survey and experiment methods were employed to determine the participants' television viewing habits and their cognitive achievements after watching a pre-recorded programme under different conditions. The participants were five-year-old pre-schoolers from a childcare centre in Beijing, China. The findings show a positive relationship between parent-child co-viewing of television and the cognitive performance of the child as far as a specific programme was concerned, but long-term effects of parent-child co-viewing on the general cognitive development of the child could not be established owing to the limitations of the study.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Television, Television Viewing, Parent Child Relationship, Cognitive Development, Preschool Children
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education
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