CHILDREN'S SENSE OF LONELINESS AND SOCIAL DISSATISFACTION, AFTER-SCHOOL CARE


DEMİRCAN H. Ö. , Demir A. G.

PSYCHOLOGICAL REPORTS, vol.114, no.1, pp.169-175, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 114 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.2466/10.17.pr0.114k10w4
  • Title of Journal : PSYCHOLOGICAL REPORTS
  • Page Numbers: pp.169-175

Abstract

 Summary .— The study examined the loneliness and social dissatisfaction of elementary school students in relation to type of after-school care. 358 students completed the Loneliness and Social Dissatisfaction Scale and an information form that included age and the students' after-school care arrangements. Results indicated that children who were in self or sibling care had greater loneliness and social dissatisfaction compared to their peers under formal center care. 

The study examined the loneliness and social dissatisfaction of elementary school students in relation to type of after-school care. 358 students completed the Loneliness and Social Dissatisfaction Scale and an information form that included age and the students' after-school care arrangements. Results indicated that children who were in self or sibling care had greater loneliness and social dissatisfaction compared to their peers under formal center care.