Relationship Between Emotional Neglect of Parents and Children’s Internalizing, Externalizing Behavior Problems and Academic Achievement
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- emotional neglect, internalizing, externalizing behavior problems, academic achievement
The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of emotional neglect of parents on the behaviors and academic achievement of primary five children in Pasir Gudang, Johor. In this quantitative research, a sample of 340 primary five children and their parents were involved by using cluster sampling method. Using a survey research design, two sets of questionnaires; namely: Neglect Scale, Child Behavior Checklist (6-18) and achievement test were used to collect data. The analysis of data collected revealed that the children experienced mild level of emotional neglect of parents. Besides, the children also had mild internalizing and externalizing behavior problems and their academic achievement was at satisfactory level. In addition, there was a significant difference between emotional neglect of parents and genders. Male children experienced slightly higher level of emotional neglect of parents compared to female children. High correlations were found between emotional neglect of parents and children’s internalizing and externalizing behavior problems whereas moderate correlation was found between emotional neglect of parents and children’s academic achievement.
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TY - CONF AU - Kee Jiar Yeo AU - Sii Jiing Chan PY - 2020 DA - 2020/03/20 TI - Relationship Between Emotional Neglect of Parents and Children’s Internalizing, Externalizing Behavior Problems and Academic Achievement BT - Proceedings of the 5th Universitas Ahmad Dahlan Public Health Conference (UPHEC 2019) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 304 EP - 311 SN - 2468-5739 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/ahsr.k.200311.058 DO - 10.2991/ahsr.k.200311.058 ID - Yeo2020 ER -