ERIC Number: EJ673621
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2003
Should Middle Grades Students Be Left Alone after School?
Mertens, Steven B.; Flowers, Nancy; Mulhall, Peter F.
Middle School Journal, v34 n5 p57-61 May 2003
Examined the latchkey status of young adolescents and its effect on their well-being. Found that students at home after school for less than 3 hours report adjustment scores similar to those of students not home alone after school. Students left longer reported much higher levels of depression and behavior problems and lower levels of self-esteem and academic efficacy. (EV)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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