International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Temperament and Anxiety of Children in Childcare Centre: Child-Parent Relationship as Mediator
Low Biam Hong, Dr. Zarinah Arshat, Dr. Siti Nor Yaacob

The present study was conducted to determine the relationships between child temperament and anxiety with child-parent relationship as mediator among children in childcare centers in Selangor, Malaysia. A total of 319 mothers with children aged between 3 to 6 years old were participated in the study. The findings revealed that both child’s sociability and close child-parent relationship had significant negative relationship with child’s anxiety symptom. Emotional children had significant higher levels of child’s anxiety symptom. Closeness child-parent relationship was fully mediated in child emotionality with anxiety and also child sociability with anxiety.

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