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