After-school activities and care arrangements of early adolescents : an exploratory study

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Kathleen Anne Bey (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Hyman Rodman

Abstract: This study examined the after-school activities and care arrangements of 10- to 14-year-old early adolescents. It investigated the type and extent of several after-school activities and care arrangements as well as amounts of time spent in each by child's age and location of residence. Responses were collected with an instrument designed by the researcher and completed with input from parents and children. The three after-school activities investigated were watching television, doing homework, and participating in organized recreation. Care arrangements investigated included adult-care and self-care. The study also examined the amount of time the child is away from the home after school ends and the extent of adult supervision during this time period.

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Language: English
Date: 1991
School-age child care $v Cross-cultural studies
Latchkey children $v Cross-cultural studies
Children of working parents $v Cross-cultural studies

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