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Original Research Article

Year: 2017 | Month: June | Volume: 4 | Issue: 6 | Pages: 103-113

Mother’s Perception about Influence of Cartoons on Child’s Behaviour and Parenting Style

Mr. Kiransingh Rajput1, Ms. Ruchika Jain2

1Assistant Professor, 2Master Student,
Department of Psychology, Faculty of Education and Psychology, M. S. University of Baroda, Vadodara

Corresponding Author: Mr. Kiransingh Rajput

ABSTRACT

The objective of the research is to study the correlation between mother’s perception about influence of cartoons on child’s behavior and Parenting Style. Cartoons are a good source of education and knowledge which help children learn the values. But these days, cartoons tend to show a lot of violence and obscenity. Children are highly influenced by the cartoons series, because they pay more attention and give more time to cartoons instead of other activities. While this is also crucial factor that family member gives less time to children therefore they (children) mostly pass time watching cartoons. For the research, survey questionnaire was used for data collection. This questionnaire consists of two parts: first part measures Perception of mother about influence of cartoons on child’s behavior and second part assess mother’s parenting style. Total 140 mothers were taken as sample. Pearson product moment correlation and t-test were used for data analysis. Result indicates that mother’s who use responsiveness and control in their parenting style perceives positive effect of cartoon on child’s behavior while mother’s using neglect in their parenting style perceives negative effect of cartoon on child’s behavior. There is no significant difference between male child and female child in terms of perceived influence of cartoon on child’s behavior and mother’s parenting style. Parent Mediation plays a crucial role in enhancing perceived positive influence of cartoon on child’s behavior.

Key words: influence of cartoon, Parenting Style and Parent Mediation

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