Child Research Network Asia (CRNA)
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.
[Press Release] 2022/11/11 (Originally released in Japanese)
Development of "Resilience" is Important for Children's Well-being during the Covid-19 Pandemic
- Summary Tables（5 Years-old / 7 Years-old）
- Questionnaire Sheet Samples（5 Years-old / 7 Years-old）
- Survey Result Report
[Articles Related to the Survey]
- Resilience Study Session Report: How to enhance children's resilience, essential for their well-being
(Chieko Kibe, Junko Ogawa, March 10, 2023)
- Children's Well-Being and Resilience during the COVID-19 Pandemic [Part II] "Parenting Attitude" and "Support from Childcare Facilities" Are Keys
(Junko Ogawa, December 23, 2022)
- Children's Well-Being and Resilience during the COVID-19 Pandemic [Part I] What is resilience?
(Junko Ogawa, December 9, 2022)
Outline of Research
|Name of Survey||Survey on Children's Daily Life among 8 Asian Countries 2021|
|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)|
|Japan, Mainland China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, and Thailand|
|Subjects||Mothers with children aged 5 attending kindergarten (daycare center), or aged 7 attending elementary school|
|Survey Period||August-November 2021|
|Survey method||Questionnaire survey (Online/Paper)|
[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.
[Japan] CRNA Collaborative Research for Exploring Factors Nurturing Happy and Resilient Children among Asian Countries
Tomomi Sato (Professor, Aichi Shukutoku University), and others.
[Mainland China] Current situation and impact factors on children's "psychological resilience" and "subjective sense of well-being" amidst COVID-19 --Data analysis on 5-year-old children survey in mainland China
Nianli Zhou (Professor, East China Normal University)
[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.
[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.
[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.
[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.
[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.
[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.