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Child Well-Being from the Perspective of Parents
Child Well-Being from the Perspective of Parents

Author(s): Tanja Panić, Jelena Opsenica Kostić
Subject(s): Preschool education
Published by: Visoka škola strukovnih studija za vaspitače "Mihailo Palov"
Keywords: CHQ; general well-being; preschool child; parents’ assessment

Summary/Abstract: : Subjective well-being, satisfaction with life and quality of life are some of aspects indicating mental health. Measuring these aspects in a child population is relatively a new concept. Assessment of child functioning at younger ages is limited by methodological problems and by the fact that preschool children are not able to give necessary information by themselves. This research has been carried out in order to gain insight into the level of preschool children well-being. For that purpose assessments of parents, as persons who know their children well, have been viewed in the research. Research sample consisted of 59 boys and 50 girls and the same number of their parents who made assessments. In the period when the research was carried out the children were from 6,2 to 7,3 years of age. The instrument used in this research was a part of Parents’ form of Global Well-being Scale from Child Health Questionnaire (Landgraf, Ware Jr., 1996) which was adapted according to the culture to which the examinees belonged. The scale estimating global child well-being was used in the investigation. The reliability of the scale is satisfactory and amounts to .726 expressed in Cronbach α. Obtained results lead to a conclusion that an average preschool child who participated in the investigation has a high level of well-being (21, 4) according to his/her parents’ assessments. The assessment is partly conditioned by a person making an assessment, his/her subjectivity and motivation.

  • Issue Year: 4/2014
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 119-127
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: English