Understanding Parental Health Literacy for Clean and Healthy Behavior in Early Childhood During the Covid-19 Pandemic

  • Safuri Musa Universitas Singaperbangsa Karawang
  • Sri Nurhayati IKIP Siliwangi


In the COVID-19 pandemic scenario, parents need to be familiar with health literacy by applying clean and healthy living habits to their family members, especially those with early childhood. This study aims to explain parents' perceptions of health literacy for a clean and healthy behavior in their children during the COVID-19 pandemic. The method used in this study is a cross-sectional study involving 22 men and 62 female respondents. Respondent requirements were used in data analysis to determine parents' perceptions of health literacy and the efforts they have made to practice clean and healthy lifestyle in their children. The research findings show that knowing the health awareness of parents has an impact on a child's balanced lifestyle. Based on six measures of clean and healthy behavior for children, three indicators were determined in the category of discipline and high discipline: using clean water, using the toilet, and doing physical activity. The act of washing children's hands with soap indicators has a high discipline score and the use of masks in children has low discipline. If the use of masks is not disciplined by parents, exposure to COVID-19 in early childhood can be disrupted.

Keywords: Early Childhood, Parental health literacy, Clean and healthy behaviors


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How to Cite
Musa, S., & Sri Nurhayati. (2020). Understanding Parental Health Literacy for Clean and Healthy Behavior in Early Childhood During the Covid-19 Pandemic . Jurnal Pendidikan Usia Dini, 14(2), 352 - 360. https://doi.org/10.21009/JPUD.142.13