Child and Parent Mobile Media Use and Child Development: An Exploratory Study

dc.contributor.advisorLanglais, Mickey
dc.contributor.authorBaud, Rachel
dc.contributor.departmentChild and Family Studies.
dc.contributor.otherBaylor University
dc.contributor.schoolsHonors College - Honors Programen
dc.date.accessioned2024-06-05T18:18:34Z
dc.date.available2024-06-05T18:18:34Z
dc.date.copyright2024
dc.date.issued2024
dc.description.abstractChildren 2 to 5-years-old are spending increasingly more time on technology, averaging two hours a day on mobile media, such as tablets and smartphones. The evidence, though, concerning how children’s development is impacted by such technology use is relatively limited, specifically regarding smartphones and tablets. The goal of this exploratory study is to determine how the amount of time parents and their children spend on technology, including television, smartphones, and tablets, relates to children’s fine motor, gross motor, and social skills. This mixed-methods study collected quantitative data from parents and observational data from teachers in a childcare center in the Southeastern United States (N = 22 parent-child dyads). Multilevel regression analyses illustrated that children’s time spent watching television was negatively associated with children’s gross motor skills. Additionally, percentage of time parents used mobile media independently (separate from their children), was associated with increased children’s social skills. The results of this study demonstrate that mobile media may not contribute to children’s development compared to other traditional media such as television.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2104/12762
dc.language.isoen
dc.rightsBaylor University projects are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. Contact libraryquestions@baylor.edu for inquiries about permission.en
dc.rights.accessrightsWorldwide access
dc.subjectChild development.
dc.subjectParent technology use.
dc.subjectChild technology use.
dc.titleChild and Parent Mobile Media Use and Child Development: An Exploratory Study
dc.typeThesisen

Files

Original bundle

Now showing 1 - 2 of 2
No Thumbnail Available
Name:
rachel_baud_permissions.pdf
Size:
120.71 KB
Format:
Adobe Portable Document Format
Loading...
Thumbnail Image
Name:
rachel_baud_thesis.pdf
Size:
564.37 KB
Format:
Adobe Portable Document Format

License bundle

Now showing 1 - 1 of 1
No Thumbnail Available
Name:
license.txt
Size:
1.87 KB
Format:
Item-specific license agreed upon to submission
Description: