How do I stop my child from playing excessive video games: A study of parental perceptions about their children’s extended involvement in video games

Authors

  • Umaima Noor, Dr. Saleem Abbas

Abstract

The popularity of video games is escalating each successive day among the young generation of Pakistan. Children spend most of their daily working hours in a fantasy world of their preferred video games. Research shows that excessive video gaming and the extended use of screens leads to behavioural and cognitive issues among children (Aierbe, Oregui, &Bartau, 2019).This study has discussed Pakistani children’s behaviour in the light of Jean Piaget’s theory of Cognitive Development and analyzedparental perceptions about their children’s protracted involvement in video games.For this purpose, a survey of100 parents is conducted and found that parental involvement and guidance can help children improve their routines. A Chi-Square validity test is also applied to make sure that the data is valid and consistent with the hypotheses of the study.

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Published

2021-11-30

How to Cite

Umaima Noor, Dr. Saleem Abbas. (2021). How do I stop my child from playing excessive video games: A study of parental perceptions about their children’s extended involvement in video games. Journal of Mass Communication Department, Dept of Mass Communication, University of Karachi, 25(25). Retrieved from https://jmcd-uok.com/index.php/jmcd/article/view/177