In this study, the purpose was to examine the opinions of parents having children in early childhood period related to play in terms of education variable. In this study which was planned in scanning model, a relational scanning between dependent and independent variables was carried out. The scope of this study consisted of parents living in Konya Province and having children in early childhood period, and the sample group consisted of randomly selected 171 mothers and 148 fathers, totally 319 parents. The dependent variable of the research included opinions related to play. The independent variables were being a parent, educational status of the parents. The opinions of the parents related to play were determined through the questionnaire form developed by the researchers pursuant to the purpose of the study and 'Parents' play attitude scale' developed by Fogle and Mendez. There were questions which would determine the opinions of parents related to play and families' demographic information. The collected data were examined through the SPSS 11 packet program in computer environment, and t-test and variance analysis techniques were applied for the comparisons between the dispersions. The findings of the research show that; the attitudes of parents having children in early childhood period towards play in the context of being a parent and educational status were found meaningful at the level of 0.05 significance. © 2009.
Pirpir, D. A., Er, R. K., & Koçak, N. (2009). Comparison of attitudes of parents having children in early childhood period related to play. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 1(1), 933–938. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2009.01.165