This study aimed at exploring the psychological problems of “LatchkeyChildren” while their parents are at work, and the negative impact whetherbehavioral, emotional or social among the” fourth, fifth, sixth” graders whoare in public schools in Amman First Directory, from the mothers’ point ofview and the children’s point of view.The sample of the study consisted of(100) males and females children and their mothers, from the “fourth, fifth,sixth” graders who were selected randomly.Two scales were developed by the researchers for the sake of this study.The first one measured the psychological problems from the mothers’ point ofview, and it included (33) items.The second one measured the psychologicalproblems from the children’s point of view, and it included (44) items.The twoscales were conducted on the study samples after confirming their validityand reliability.The result showed that the psychological problems, whether they werebehavioral, emotional or social were moderate (2,64) from the mothers’point of view, and (2,88) from the children’s point of view.It also showed thatthere were no statistical differences between the psychological behavioral,emotional and social problems related to the gender , age and the interactionbetween them from the mothers’ point of view or the children’s.There wereno differences in assessing the psychological behavioral and emotionalproblems of the children among the mothers of both genders.In assessing thepsychological social problems, the girls’ mothers’ rate was higher.The researchers recommended: the importance of setting plans andcounsceling programs to deal with the psychological problems of latchkeychildren, more studies and researches related to the “Latchkey children”situation, and taking in consideration other variables
Manna', Nateeja Said and Banat, Suhayla Mohammed
"The Psychological Problems of Latchkey Children in Amman,"
Journal of Al-Quds Open University for Educational & Psychological Research & Studies: Vol. 2:
5, Article 11.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.aaru.edu.jo/jaqou_edpsych/vol2/iss5/11