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Parenting Style on School Age Children that Addicted to Mobile Phone (A Phenomenology Study)


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1 Master Program of Nursing, University of Brawijaya, Indonesia
2 Lecturer of Nursing Department, Faculty of Medicine, University of Brawijaya, Indonesia
     

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Nowadays, the development of technology is progressing in various sectors, one of which is felt by society is the development in the communication sector through the availability of advanced communication tools, known as mobile phones. Nowadays, mobile phones are used more as a companion or friend living at all ages, both children and adults. Currently, parents provide mobile phones to children to facilitate communication and as a tool for education, but without any special supervision of parent causes the child addiction that disrupts the development of children. This study purposed to explore the experience of parents in caring for children who addicted to mobile phone. The method used is a qualitative research design with interpretive phenomenological approach. Data collection techniques obtained through in-depth interviews with semistructured interview guide to explore the understanding and experience of participants. The number of participants in this study there were 6 women with inclusion criteria: mothers with school-age children (6-12 years) who are addicted to mobile phones that have been diagnosed by a psychiatrist/psychologist, living together and getting therapy more than >1 month. Selection participants conducted by researchers using purposive sampling technique that involves participants in accordance with the criteria.Based on the results of data analysis in this study, it was found the following themes: making the rules of the use of mobile phones, full time assisting children and compact implement rules for using mobile phones. Children have freedom in using mobile phones cause the child to fall on the condition of dependency or addiction that makes a child can not be separated from mobile phones so that parents set rules that must be followed when children use mobile phones. In addition, assistance is one way parents in assisting children who are already addicted. Parents also must be compact in implementing the rules and shall be the prime example for children in using of mobile phones. Need for setting rules from parents to children in terms of the use of mobile phones to prevent mobile phone addiction. Thus,parents need to provide special assistance to children in order to prevent adverse effects of mobile phones and continues to regard development of the child.

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Parenting style, school age children, mobile phone addiction
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Natar Fitri Napitupulu
Master Program of Nursing, University of Brawijaya, Indonesia
Wisnu Barlianto
Lecturer of Nursing Department, Faculty of Medicine, University of Brawijaya, Indonesia
Septi Dewi Rachmawati
Lecturer of Nursing Department, Faculty of Medicine, University of Brawijaya, Indonesia

Abstract


Nowadays, the development of technology is progressing in various sectors, one of which is felt by society is the development in the communication sector through the availability of advanced communication tools, known as mobile phones. Nowadays, mobile phones are used more as a companion or friend living at all ages, both children and adults. Currently, parents provide mobile phones to children to facilitate communication and as a tool for education, but without any special supervision of parent causes the child addiction that disrupts the development of children. This study purposed to explore the experience of parents in caring for children who addicted to mobile phone. The method used is a qualitative research design with interpretive phenomenological approach. Data collection techniques obtained through in-depth interviews with semistructured interview guide to explore the understanding and experience of participants. The number of participants in this study there were 6 women with inclusion criteria: mothers with school-age children (6-12 years) who are addicted to mobile phones that have been diagnosed by a psychiatrist/psychologist, living together and getting therapy more than >1 month. Selection participants conducted by researchers using purposive sampling technique that involves participants in accordance with the criteria.Based on the results of data analysis in this study, it was found the following themes: making the rules of the use of mobile phones, full time assisting children and compact implement rules for using mobile phones. Children have freedom in using mobile phones cause the child to fall on the condition of dependency or addiction that makes a child can not be separated from mobile phones so that parents set rules that must be followed when children use mobile phones. In addition, assistance is one way parents in assisting children who are already addicted. Parents also must be compact in implementing the rules and shall be the prime example for children in using of mobile phones. Need for setting rules from parents to children in terms of the use of mobile phones to prevent mobile phone addiction. Thus,parents need to provide special assistance to children in order to prevent adverse effects of mobile phones and continues to regard development of the child.

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Parenting style, school age children, mobile phone addiction



DOI: https://doi.org/10.37506/v11%2Fi2%2F2020%2Fijphrd%2F195046