SCHOOL-AGED CHILDREN’S INTERNET USE IN RELATION TO SOCIOEMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND PARENTING PRACTICES IN LATVIA, LITHUANIA AND TAIWAN: A LONGITUDINAL STUDY
The aim of this research is to cross-culturally examine the longitudinal relationships between school-aged children’s Internet use, parenting practices, and children’s socioemotional problems vs adaptive adjustment in Latvia, Lithuania, and Taiwan. A comparison of these variables in all three countries with marked sociocultural variations, for example, collectivism vs individualism values, allows the opportunity to examine relationships between sociocultural, familial, and child’s effects.
Participants are about 300 school aged children and their parents from each country. 309 children and their parents from several schools in Vilnius have participated in the first stage of the project in Lithuania.
We thank all children and their parents, as well as the administrations of the schools for participation and great contribution to the study.