Latchkey Children: A Pilot Study Investigating Behavior and Academic Achievement
Child and Youth Care Quarterly
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.
Messer, S. C.,
Diamond, J. M.,
(1989). Latchkey Children: A Pilot Study Investigating Behavior and Academic Achievement. Child and Youth Care Quarterly, 18(2), 131-140.
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