Out-of-School Time-Use During Middle Childhood in a Low-Income Sample: Do Combinations of Activities Affect Achievement and Behaviour?

This study examines the association of out-of-school time-use with the cognitive and emotional well being of a large sample of low-income children. The data are used to conduct non-experimental analyses designed to understand the relations of patterns of time use out of school with children’s cognitive and behavioural adjustment. Cluster analysis is used to understand the patterns of children’s participation in activities, then examine whether patterns of participation in activities are related to children’s cognitive outcomes and behavioural adjustment.

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Social Research and Development Corporation