The perception of West Visayas State University kindergarten parents toward time-out as a disciplinary action

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Author: Cordova, Marnelle C.et al

Accession Number: 776

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Copyright Year: 2016

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This descriptive-inferential study aimed to determine the perception of West Visayas State University Kindergarten parents toward time-out as a disciplinary action. Specifically, the study answered the following problems – the common perceptions of Kindergarten parents toward time-out as a disciplinary action when taken as a whole and when classified according to age and educational attainment and the significant difference in the perception of Kindergarten parents when classified according to age and educational attainment. The study was conducted from November 2015 to December 2015. Out of 52 total target respondents, 41 answered and returned the instruments. The data were gathered through the use of the researcher-made questionnaire checklist that was validated by a panel of faculty members from the College of Education who are experts in the field of Early Childhood Education. To determine the common perception of Kindergarten parents toward Time-out as a disciplinary action, mean and rank were used. To determine the significant relationship among variables, Kruskall-Wallis Test and Mann-Whitney Test were used. Level of significance set at 0.05 alpha level. The findings of the study revealed that the common perceptions of Kindergarten parents toward time-out as a disciplinary action when taken ? ? ? ? West Visayas State University COLLEGE OF EDUCATION La Paz, Iloilo City v as a whole were “Time-out can be used anywhere, as long as the place of retreat is unrewarding”, “Time-out is not the time to preach or scream the child”, “Time-out for children gives them a chance to reflect on their deed”, “Time-out is useful for children who are not following parental directions”, and “Time-out should be used when children do something dangerous or potentially dangerous”. When classified according to age, the common perceptions of parents aged below 35 years old were “I never use more than one sentence in telling my children to go to time-out”, “Time-out is used when my child does something dangerous or potentially dangerous”, “I may not say anything to my child until the time-out is over”, “Time-out is an effective strategy for me to decrease various problem behaviors of my child”, and “Time-out has no limit to the number of use, but I may be sensible”. On the other hand, the common perceptions of parents aged above 35 years old were “I never use more than one sentence in telling my children to go to time-out”, “Time-out is best to have my child sit in a chair”, “I may not say anything to my child until the time-out is over”, “Time-out is used when my child does something dangerous or potentially dangerous” and “Time-out is often an effective and appropriate discipline strategy for my child”. When classified according to educational attainment, the common perceptions of parents who were high school graduates were “Time-out for me means time-out from any attention”, “I never use more than one sentence in telling my children to go to time-out”, “Time-out is often an effective and appropriate discipline strategy for my child”, “Time-out may be used as a form of positive and consistent discipline”, and “Time-out is most effective when I give my child time while the misbehavior is occurring or immediately afterward”. and “After time-out, parents should give their children the chance to behave appropriately” The results further showed that there is no significant difference in the perception of Kindergarten parents when classified according to age with the significant value of 0.682 and educational attainment with the significant value of 0.308. In conclusion, the study revealed that generally, the perception of Kindergarten parents at West Visayas State University – Integrated Laboratory School when classified according to age and educational attainment is parents perceive time-out as a disciplinary action as a way of making their children realize their mistakes and unaccepted behaviors.


Keywords: Kindergarten, Parents, Time-out, Disciplinary action

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