Between Freedom and Fear: Children’s Views on Home Alone

Between Freedom and Fear: Children’s Views on Home Alone

Between Freedom and Fear: Children’s Views on Home Alone

Between Freedom and Fear: Children’s Views on Home Alones

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Référence bibliographique [10270]

Ruiz-Casares, Monica et Rousseau, Cécile. 2010. «Between Freedom and Fear: Children’s Views on Home Alone ». British Journal of Social Work, vol. 40, no 8, p. 2560-2577.

Fiche synthèse

1. Objectifs


Intentions :
«This article examines children’s views of self-care and their participation in household tasks.» (p. 2560)

2. Méthode


Échantillon/Matériau :
«Group discussions were held with forty-two students attending école secondaire I and II (equivalent to grades 7–8). The school selected serves a large working-class through middle-income population and is one of the most culturally diverse public secondary schools in the Montreal metropolitan area.» (p. 2563-2564)

Instruments :
Guide d’entretien de groupe

Type de traitement des données :
Analyse de contenu

3. Résumé


«In conclusion, these results increase our understanding of the impact of self-care and household tasks on early adolescents and their ability to cope while home alone. Although there are many negative effects of this arrangement, some positive effects have also been reported. Future research concerned with the well-being of children in self-care should consider multiple informants and multiple contexts. In major immigrant-receiving communities, particular attention should be paid to variations in cultural expectations of children’s household responsibilities, available resources and recent history of family migration. This information is essential to inform accurate individual assessments as well the development of home safety programmes and policies that are effective and ecologically valid.» (p. 2574)