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Table 6 Usage pattern of different types of parenting approach (N = 202)

From: Parenting approaches and digital technology use of preschool age children in a Chinese community

  N % Mean score (SD)
    Instructive Co-using Restrictive
Instructive mainly# 92 45.5 3.13 (0.55) 2.63 (0.56) 2.70 (0.53)
Co-using mainly# 46 22.8 2.56 (0.64) 2.93 (0.62) 2.27 (0.65)
Restrictive mainly# 37 18.3 2.50 (0.73) 2.35 (0.68) 2.86 (0.70)
All three approaches 13 6.4 1.85 (0.90) 1.85 (0.90) 1.85 (0.90)
Instructive & co-using 9 4.5 3.11 (0.78) 3.11 (0.78) 2.76 (0.70)
Restrictive & instructive 5 2.5 2.70 (0.76) 2.28 (0.30) 2.70 (0.76)
Co-using & restrictive 0 0.0 - - -
  1. #highest mean score was used to determine the main parenting approach.