College of Psychology: Faculty Articles

Title

Latchkey Children: A Pilot Study Investigating Behavior and Academic Achievement

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Summer 1989

Publication Title

Child and Youth Care Quarterly

ISSN

0893-0848

Volume

18

Issue/No.

2

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