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Korean Journal of Child Care and Education Policy

[2021. 15-1] Latent Profiles of Children’s Media Use and their Characteristics of Linguistic Ability and Executive Functions

  • Chief Of ResearchKyungmin Kim
  • ResearchersJieun Song and Jungwon Choi
  • PublishDate2021-06-30
  • Pages81-101

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Latent Profiles of Children’s Media Use and their Characteristics of Linguistic Ability and Executive Functions


Kyungmin Kim, Jieun Song and Jungwon Choi


This study aimed to identify children’s media use profiles and their characteristics related to linguistic ability and executive functions, using data from the eleventh wave of the Panel Study on Korean Children. The sample consisted of 1,367 forth-grade elementary school children. Latent profile analyses exploring media use among children identified four profiles: “overall high use type”, “entertainment-oriented high use type”, “academic-oriented low use type”, and “overall low use type”. After controlling for gender, the one-way analysis of variance revealed differences in linguistic ability and executive functions across the four profiles. The children with the “entertainment-oriented high use” and “overall high use” profiles were found to use more slang than the “academic-oriented low use” or “overall low use” profiles. Those with the “academic-oriented low use” profile showed higher communication abilities than those with the “entertainment-oriented high use” and “overall high use” profiles. Further “entertainment-oriented high use” and “overall high use” profiles experienced more difficulties with executive function than “academic-oriented low use” and “overall low use” profiles. Hense, the implications of this study and future research possibilities are discussed.



Keywords: media use, linguistic ability, executive function, latent profile

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