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A case study of children’s attention deficit in learning from mothers’ perspectives

Hew, Li Pei (2021) A case study of children’s attention deficit in learning from mothers’ perspectives. Masters thesis, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.

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The purpose of this study is to identify the factors that affect children attention deficit in learning from mothers’ perspectives. This study explored mother’s perspective on attention deficits, investigated the knowledge or understanding of mothers on attention deficit and explored the factors that affects children’s attention deficit as perceived by mothers. Qualitative research is usually based on the experience, meaning and opinions and beliefs of participants (Hammarberg, et.al.,2016). This study used qualitative method to understanding of the mother’s perspective on attention deficit. The data collection method in this qualitative research is semi-structured interviews. The mothers of the two selected students will be interviewed for this research. Researcher seeks participants’ views on the study through interviews, or seeks background information or institutional views with key insiders. The researcher carried out one on-one interview with a mother of the study at a time. The interview question will translate into Chinese. As a response to COVID-19 pandemic, the interviews were carried out by using video call and were audio-recorded and transcribed. The time of interviews is within 30- 40minutes. Finding of the study shows that longer screening time of electronic devices increase children’s behavioral problems, including attention deficit disorder. Home environment has a great influence on students' academic performance; children cannot concentrate in chaotic and noisy environment. Good parent-children interaction can help preschooler have good control, motivation and attention. Sleep can enhance creativity and cognitive function such as people’s mental ability to learn, think, reason, remember, solve problems, make decisions, and concentrate. Sleep can reactive memory, the connections between brain cells are strengthened, and short-term memory is transformed into long-term memory. On the contrary, if a person does not have enough quality sleep, they will slowly become forgetful (Pacheco, D. ,2020). Premature birth is very likely to cause children to have attention deficit problems. The problem will become more and more obvious as the child gets older. The study of Stevens, (2020) mentioned that children with attention disorder take too much high-sugar foods, and their inability to concentrate is more obvious and more serious. The artificial colors, additives, and preservatives mix in candies, caffeine-containing beverages or foods can stimulate children's mood and affect concentration. Several implications are drawn from the findings and some recommendations for this research and further research on attention deficit are provided in the final chapter of this study.

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords:children attention deficit, children’s behavioral problems, attention disorder
Subjects:H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
ID Code:102537
Deposited By: Widya Wahid
Deposited On:09 Sep 2023 01:19
Last Modified:09 Sep 2023 01:19

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