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Indigenous Play Game and Developing Executive Functioning During Late Childhood

Journal: International Journal of Trend in Scientific Research and Development (Vol.3, No. 5)

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Page : 302-314

Keywords : indigenous play/game; executive functioning; childhood;

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Indigenous play is a traditionally conceive art of art or representation of a culture. The impact of indigenous play game on executive functioning could enrich both sociocultural and cognitive scienceoriented research. This study examined indigenous play game and developing executive functioning of children during late childhood in Eyumojock. The main research objective was to determine the influence of indigenous play game on the executive functioning of children during late childhood in Eyumojock. From the research objective research hypothesis was formulated. A mixed method research design was adopted for this study. A total of 300 children age range 09 11 years served as participants in the study while 50 children and 10 parents took part in focus group discussion and interview. Data were collected with the use of questionnaires, Focus Group Discussion FGD and interviews. Inferential and Descriptive statistical techniques were used to analyze data. Open ended questions were analyzed using thematic content analysis. As for the quantitative data, a pre designed EpiData Version 3.1 EpiData Association, Odense Denmark, 2008 database which had in built consistency and validation checks was used to enter the data. Chi square was used to analyze the quantitative data and a thematic content assessment was used to analyze qualitative data. From the findings, it was realized that there was a significant relationship between indigenous play game activities children engage in and the development of executive function Omnibus Tests of Model Coefficient 2=52.597 P=0.000 . The results revealed that culture significantly correlate with various dimensions of executive functioning. Again, findings reveal that executive functioning is significantly affected by indigenous game. Furthermore, the findings from this present study show that culture provides a framework for our behavioral and affective norms. This implies that it is necessary to utilize the results of this study to implement programs or courses in education that will inform people about the relevance of culture in the development of executive abilities in children. Following the findings of this study and based on the study problem, it was discovered from the variables under study that a good proportion of children in eyumojock community are seen to be appreciative of their culture in their own development and which in turn affects their executive functioning. Etta Roland Daru | Joseph Lah Looh | Charles Teke Ngienwih | Arreybesong Ako Ettah "Indigenous Play/Game and Developing Executive Functioning During Late Childhood" Published in International Journal of Trend in Scientific Research and Development (ijtsrd), ISSN: 2456-6470, Volume-3 | Issue-5 , August 2019, URL: URL:

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