How parents perceive screen viewing in their 5-6 year old child within the context of their own screen viewing time: a mixed-methods study

Janice L Thompson, Simon J. Sebire, Joanna M. Kesten, Jesmond Zahra, Mark J Edwards, Emma Solomon-Moore, Russell Jago

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Abstract

Background: Few studies have examined parental perceptions of their child’s screen-viewing (SV) within the context of parental SV time. This study qualitatively examined parents’ perceptions of their 5-6-year-old child’s SV within the context of their own quantitatively measured SV. Methods: A mixed-methods design employed semi-structured telephone interviews, demographic and SV questionnaires, objectively-measured physical activity and sedentary time. Deductive content analysis was used to explore parents’ perceptions of, and concerns about, their child’s SV, and management of their child’s SV. Comparisons were made between parent-child dyads reporting low (
Original languageEnglish
Article number471
Number of pages9
JournalBMC Public Health
Volume17
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2017

Keywords

  • Screen-viewing, Children, Parents, Mixed-methods, Qualitative

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