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The relationship between quantity, type and timing of external childcare and child problem behaviour in Switzerland


Averdijk, M; Besemer, Sytske; Eisner, Manuel; Bijleveld, Catrien; Ribeaud, D (2011). The relationship between quantity, type and timing of external childcare and child problem behaviour in Switzerland. European Journal of Developmental Psychology, 8(6):637-660.

Abstract

This study aimed to investigate the relationship between external childcare and child problem behaviour at age 7 in a culturally diverse urban sample from Switzerland. We used data from the Zurich Project on the Social Development of Children and Youths (z-proso). Findings suggested that the quantity of group-based childcare (but not individual childcare) was related to aggression, ADHD, non-aggressive externalizing behaviour, and anxiety and depression at age 7. Analyses on timing of childcare suggested that the accumulation of childcare over the life course, and not so much childcare in the first years of life, was associated with child problem behaviour. In addition, childcare at age 5 to 7 had a unique relationship with problem behaviour over and above quantity of group-based childcare received in other age periods.

Abstract

This study aimed to investigate the relationship between external childcare and child problem behaviour at age 7 in a culturally diverse urban sample from Switzerland. We used data from the Zurich Project on the Social Development of Children and Youths (z-proso). Findings suggested that the quantity of group-based childcare (but not individual childcare) was related to aggression, ADHD, non-aggressive externalizing behaviour, and anxiety and depression at age 7. Analyses on timing of childcare suggested that the accumulation of childcare over the life course, and not so much childcare in the first years of life, was associated with child problem behaviour. In addition, childcare at age 5 to 7 had a unique relationship with problem behaviour over and above quantity of group-based childcare received in other age periods.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Jacobs Center for Productive Youth Development
Dewey Decimal Classification:370 Education
Scopus Subject Areas:Social Sciences & Humanities > Social Psychology
Social Sciences & Humanities > Developmental and Educational Psychology
Uncontrolled Keywords:zproso
Language:English
Date:2011
Deposited On:27 Aug 2019 14:33
Last Modified:31 Jul 2020 03:11
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
ISSN:1740-5610
Additional Information:This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in European Journal of Developmental Psychology on [2011], available online: http://wwww.tandfonline.com/10.1080/17405629.2011.571846
OA Status:Green
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1080/17405629.2011.571846
Related URLs:http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/17405629.2011.571846

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