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CRNA Collaborative Research for Exploring Factors Nurturing "Happy and Resilient" Children among Asian Countries

Ever since our establishment in 2016, CRNA has held various activities including “International Conferences” where we have gathered in person. However, as the COVID-19 pandemic swept across the world, we sought for ways to stay connected online, which led to the launch of an international collaborative research among eight countries and regions.
While the viral threat continues to greatly impact children’s everyday lives and learning, as a hypothesis to attain the “well-being of children” under such circumstances, we considered “Happy and Resilient” was an important factor, and were convinced that nurturing such children is essential.
The purpose of this research project is to clarify the environmental factors for nurturing “Happy and Resilient” children from the three environmental perspectives of families, childcare facilities/schools, and the government/society, in order to enhance “children’s well-being” even under the time of hardship during the COVID-19 pandemic. The findings achieved through this international collaborative research will be posted in this section.

Outline of Research

Participating
countries/regions
Japan, Mainland China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, and Thailand
Grand Theme Well-Being of Children in the Time of COVID-19
Research Theme Nurturing “Happy and Resilient” Children -From three perspectives of the environment surrounding children (families/childcare facilities, schools/government, society)
Research Questions
  1. What are the factors that determine children’s happiness and resilience in the time of COVID-19? We will clarify this through the three environmental perspectives of families, childcare facilities/schools, and governments/society.
  2. Is a child's resilience related to his/her happiness (well-being)?
Analytical topics
(perspective)
  1. Are the availability and amount of support for childrearing from family members, domestic workers, etc. and from childcare facilities and schools associated with children’s resilience and happiness?
  2. Are mothers’ attitudes and perceptions, awareness (of childrearing/work) associated with children's resilience and happiness?
  3. Is the use of digital devices in childrearing associated with children's resilience and happiness?
  4. Are children's daily life and play associated with children's resilience and happiness?

Preliminary report

Yoichi Sakakihara

[Preliminary Report] CRNA Collaborative Research for Exploring Factors Nurturing "Happy and Resilient" Children among Asian Countries

Yoichi Sakakihara (Professor Emeritus of Ochanomizu University, Director of Child Research Net), and others.

Yoichi Sakakihara

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Country Reports

Japan

Tomomi Sato

[Japan] CRNA Collaborative Research for Exploring Factors Nurturing Happy and Resilient Children among Asian Countries

Tomomi Sato (Professor, Aichi Shukutoku University), and others.

Tomomi Sato

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Mainland China

Indonesia

Sofia Hartati

[Indonesia] Association with Mothers' Attitude and Perceptions, Awareness of Childrearing/Work, and Children's Resilience and Happiness (Quality of Life) in Indonesia

Sofia Hartati (Dean of Faculty of Education, State University of Jakarta), and others.

Sofia Hartati

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Malaysia

Aminah Ayob

[Malaysia] Association Between Mothers' Parenting Attitudes and Perceptions about Child-rearing and Children's Resilience and Happiness (QOL) in Malaysia

Aminah Ayob (Professor Emerita, Sultan Idris Education University), and others.

Aminah Ayob

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Philippines

Thelma Rabago-Mingoa

[Philippines] Relationship of the use of Digital Devices to Young Children's Happiness and Resilience in the Time of COVID-19: Philippines Country Report

Thelma Rabago-Mingoa (Assistant professor, De La Salle University), and others.

Thelma Rabago-Mingoa

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Singapore

Christine Chen

[Singapore] 5-year-olds in Singapore during the pandemic: A survey exploring their 24-hour integrated activity, digital media use and quality of relationships

Christine Chen (President, Association for Early Childhood Educators Singapore), and others.

Christine Chen

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Taiwan

Fu Tsai Hung

[Taiwan] Regional Characteristics in Child's Quality of Life, Resilience and Child's Use of Digital Devices during COVID-19 Pandemic in Taiwan

Fu Tsai Hung (Professor, National Taipei University of Education), and others.

Fu Tsai Hung

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Thailand

Sasilak Khayankij

[Thailand] Country Report Factors Affecting Children's Resilience and Happiness (QOL) During COVID-19 Pandemic in Thailand

Sasilak Khayankij (Associate professor, Chulalongkorn University), and others.

Sasilak Khayankij

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