Educational Research and Reviews

  • Abbreviation: Educ. Res. Rev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1990-3839
  • DOI: 10.5897/ERR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2009

Full Length Research Paper

Child lifestyles predictors

Ahmet Ragip OZPOLAT
  • Ahmet Ragip OZPOLAT
  • Erzincan University, Turkey.
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  •  Received: 26 February 2014
  •  Accepted: 08 September 2014
  •  Published: 10 October 2014

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to explain the effectiveness of parental attitudes, socio-economic status and gender in determining the predictors of child lifestyles. The study group consists of three hundred and fifty (350) eighth grade students studying in the province of Erzincan during the 2012-2013 academic year; the students are selected by stratified sampling method. The scale of child lifestyles developed by Stiles (1992), adapted to Turkish by Özpolat et al (2012) is used in the study; in addition to this, the scale of parental attitudes, developed by Kuzgun (1972) and revised by EldeleklioÄŸlu (1996) is used and data collection form is applied. Data are analyzed by using SPSS package program. 
 
Key words: Lifestyle, child development, child experiences.