Leanne C. Findlay

Do high levels of extracurricular activities help or hinder child development? (2010)

This study uses data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Children and Youth (NLSCY) to examine rates of extracurricular participation for Canadian children and youth aged six to 17 years.

The authors found that 86 percent of children and youth participated in at least one extracurricular activity. Overall, participation seemed to benefit children and youth’s development, particularly in the area of pro-social behaviour.

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2013-03-06

Parental monitoring of adolescent's behaviour: Trajectories, risk factors, and associated outcomes (2010)

Using longitudinal survey data, the authors of this report examine Canadian young people’s reports of how closely their parents monitor their behaviour and look at whether the level of such monitoring is related to difference in the youth’s behaviour.

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2012-10-24
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