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Article: Effectiveness of a play-integrated primary one preparatory programme to enhance a smooth transition for children
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TitleEffectiveness of a play-integrated primary one preparatory programme to enhance a smooth transition for children
 
AuthorsLi, WHC
Mak, YW
Chan, SSC
Chu, AKY
Lee, EY
Lam, TH
 
KeywordsChildren
Community health psychology
Education
Psychological distress
Quantitative methods
 
Issue Date2012
 
PublisherSage Publications Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.sagepub.co.uk/journal.aspx?pid=105651
 
CitationJournal of Health Psychology, 2012 [Epub ahead of print] [How to Cite?]
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1359105311434052
 
AbstractThis study tested the effectiveness of a play-integrated preparatory programme to enhance a smooth transition for children from kindergarten to primary one. A randomized controlled trial was employed and 142 families were recruited. Children in the experimental group experienced greater happiness, fewer worries and lesser difficulty in psychological adjustment than children in the control group, providing evidence that the play-integrated preparatory programme is effective in enhancing a smooth transition for children. Findings from this study promote the awareness in parents and teachers that play is an important part of children's lives, which is essential for their normal growth and development.
 
ISSN1359-1053
2013 Impact Factor: 1.826
2013 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.983
 
DOIhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1359105311434052
 
ISI Accession Number IDWOS:000313057700002
 
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dc.contributor.authorLi, WHC
 
dc.contributor.authorMak, YW
 
dc.contributor.authorChan, SSC
 
dc.contributor.authorChu, AKY
 
dc.contributor.authorLee, EY
 
dc.contributor.authorLam, TH
 
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-20T08:48:02Z
 
dc.date.available2012-09-20T08:48:02Z
 
dc.date.issued2012
 
dc.description.abstractThis study tested the effectiveness of a play-integrated preparatory programme to enhance a smooth transition for children from kindergarten to primary one. A randomized controlled trial was employed and 142 families were recruited. Children in the experimental group experienced greater happiness, fewer worries and lesser difficulty in psychological adjustment than children in the control group, providing evidence that the play-integrated preparatory programme is effective in enhancing a smooth transition for children. Findings from this study promote the awareness in parents and teachers that play is an important part of children's lives, which is essential for their normal growth and development.
 
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Health Psychology, 2012 [Epub ahead of print] [How to Cite?]
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1359105311434052
 
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1359105311434052
 
dc.identifier.hkuros206868
 
dc.identifier.hkuros218756
 
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000313057700002
 
dc.identifier.issn1359-1053
2013 Impact Factor: 1.826
2013 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.983
 
dc.identifier.pmid22322991
 
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/166777
 
dc.languageeng
 
dc.publisherSage Publications Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.sagepub.co.uk/journal.aspx?pid=105651
 
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
 
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Health Psychology
 
dc.rightsJournal of Health Psychology. Copyright © Sage Publications Ltd.
 
dc.subjectChildren
 
dc.subjectCommunity health psychology
 
dc.subjectEducation
 
dc.subjectPsychological distress
 
dc.subjectQuantitative methods
 
dc.titleEffectiveness of a play-integrated primary one preparatory programme to enhance a smooth transition for children
 
dc.typeArticle
 
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