Concept Modelling of Children's Socio-Emotional Regulation in the VUCA Environment


  • Fatin Syamilah Che Yob Faculty of Education and Social Sciences, Universiti Selangor, Malaysia
  • Lim Seong Pek Faculty of Education and Social Sciences, Universiti Selangor, Malaysia
  • Md Rosli Ismail Cluster of Education & Social Sciences, Open University Malaysia, Malaysia


VUCA, B40, children's development, socioemotional development


The uncertain world left us with fearful and unsettling thoughts as the current environment of the Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, and Ambiguous (VUCA) world affects people in all aspects, specifically the economy and well-being. Notably, the fluctuated economy stained the working adults' world by impacting their current living situation and subsequently influenced the children's well-being both positively and negatively. As children's development is shaped by their closest individuals, the affected parent-child and teacher-child relationships impact their well-being, specifically, children from the B40 families. Considering the worsening condition of B40 households due to VUCA, it is significant to raise concerns about their development. Therefore, this article aims to propose a conceptual model for children's socio-emotional regulation in the VUCA environment. The VUCA environment becomes the significant external force in the conceptual model due to its adverse effects on parents and teachers. Hence, this study also attached a compilation of questionnaires that could be applied to prove the current VUCA environment's effectiveness on children's regulation and socio-emotional development.  


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