The Influence of Gadget Intensity Use on Pro-Social Behaviour of Early Childhood

Ilga Putri Haratanti, Ria Noviati, Hukmi Hukmi


In this millennial era, technology has an important role in the growth and development of children. Gadgets are representative of the role of technology in children's development and are no longer something strange in children's lives. Thus, children can easily access any applications on the gadget. Many children who make gadgets as playmates, so that people around children are ignored. Many children are less sensitive to the surrounding environment, even though many positive things can be obtained by children in their environment and are not obtained on gadgets that are operated by children. This study aims to determine the effect of the intensity of the use of gadgets on pro-social behaviour of early childhood. This study is a correlation study with the location of research in Labor Kindergarten, FKIP, Universitas Riau. The sampling technique is saturated sampling with a sample size of 55 people. The intensity of the use of gadgets is grouped into three categories such as high, medium, and low. Meanwhile, pro-social behaviour data is measured using a Likert scale. The results of this study have a significant effect on the intensity of the use of gadgets on pro-social behaviour of early childhood with a value of F = 0.469 and probability sig t = 0.004.

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