Social behavior of preschool children in relation to physical spatial definition

Mohamed Yusoff Abbas, Mansor Othman
2010 Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences  
Previous Western-based studies had revealed that preschool children exhibited more positive play/social behaviors within welldefined spaces. This paper investigated 5 types of play/social behaviors among 494 Malaysian preschool children, aged 5-6 years, of both genders, in 20 classrooms categorized into well defined, moderately defined, and poorly defined. The methodology involved personal natural unobtrusive observations, video recordings, behavioral mapping, and interviews. The findings
more » ... ed results similar to those of the previous Western-based studies. The implications of the findings were discussed in relation to the design of future preschool classrooms.
doi:10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.07.213 fatcat:sca6jdszzzhajmnkgqnwvgfa5a