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Latchkey Children: A Pilot Study Investigating Behavior and Academic Achievement
Child and Youth Care Quarterly
  • Stephen C. Messer, Nova Southeastern University
  • John M. Diamond
  • Sudesh Kataria
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
7-1-1989
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Abstract
The effects of latchkey status on the normal development of children are poorly addressed in the literature. After formulating an operational definition, the prevalence, academic performance, and behavior characteristics of latchkey children were investigated in a rural area. Few differences were found to distinguish latchkey from nonlatchkey children.
DOI
10.1007/BF01184760
Citation Information
Stephen C. Messer, John M. Diamond and Sudesh Kataria. "Latchkey Children: A Pilot Study Investigating Behavior and Academic Achievement" Child and Youth Care Quarterly Vol. 18 Iss. 2 (1989) p. 131 - 140 ISSN: 0893-0848
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/stephen-messer/61/