Effects of Playing with Gadgets on Elementary School Children in Urban and Rural Environment
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- urban; rural; behaviour; gadget; elementary school.
The existence of gadget is like the two sides of a coin. On one side, it brings benefits to our life, but on the other side, it facilitates negative behaviour impacts to its users, and the patterns for rural children may be different than those of urban. Objective: This study aimed to investigate the negative behaviour effect of playing gadget of elementary school children in urban and rural areas of Malang, Indonesia. Method: Information regarding characteristic of playing gadget and behaviour were collected via a self-administered questionnaire. This study included 355 subjects of urban and rural elementary school chidren aged 7-11 y.o in Malang, East Java, Indonesia. Result: the mean (Â±SD) of age start using gadget was 2.63Â±0.548 y.o Overall, 3.4% subjects had started using gadget in less than 2 y.0, 29.9. The statistically data show that earlier age using gadget especially watching movies had negative impact in behaviour (p < 0.000) than playing games. Conclusion: This suggests that, the trend of earlier using gadget which may contribute to negative behaviour, is found to be prevalent in urban (26.3%) than rural areas (13.6%). Both residence and age start using gadget statistically significant affect the child's negative behaviour
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TY - CONF AU - Ariani Ariani PY - 2017/10 DA - 2017/10 TI - Effects of Playing with Gadgets on Elementary School Children in Urban and Rural Environment BT - Proceedings of the Health Science International Conference (HSIC 2017) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 22 EP - 27 SN - 2468-5739 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/hsic-17.2017.5 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/hsic-17.2017.5 ID - Ariani2017/10 ER -