Children in Afterschool Programs Less Likely to Have Emotional Problems


According to Penn State researchers, children participating in after school programs benefit from positive peer influence and are less likely to bear emotional problems.

The researchers also discovered that strong collective efficacy in children had a similar effect on the group as it did for adults in previous studies. The study appears in the recent issue of the American Journal of Community Psychology.


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