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[2017, 11-1] Differences of Adjustment and Problem Behaviors Based on Play Behavior Clusters of Preschoolers
- chief of researchMira Kim
- researchersYoolim Shin
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- ISBNISSN 1976-6793
The purpose of this study was to identify the clusters of preschoolers’ play behaviors. In addition, the research investigated the differences in adjustment and problem behaviors based on the play behavior clusters. The participants were 322 preschoolers aged 3 and 4. The results revealed that boys and girls were each clustered into four types which showed distinctive play characteristics. Preschoolers who participated evenly in various play behaviors revealed the high levels of adjustment and the low levels of problem behaviors. On the other hand, the preschoolers who preferred to solitary play and rough and tumble play differed in adjustment and problem behaviors depending on the levels of social play. This implies social play may buffer the negative influences of solitary and rough and tumble play.
Keywords: clusters of play behaviors, adjustment, problem behaviors