Mothers’ Satisfaction with Youth Out-of-School-Time Programs

Juyoung Jang, Jodi Dworkin


The purpose of this study was to investigate the factors related to mothers’ satisfaction with youth out-of-school-time (OST) programs. The relationship to demographic characteristics and the effects of mother’s perception of youth OST program opportunities on mothers’ satisfaction with OST programs are discussed in this paper. Ordered logistic regression revealed the positive effects of partner’s working hours, mother’s education, and mother’s perception on mother satisfaction. Generalized ordered logit models further revealed that the effects of the variables and the effects of child sex, income, and race differed by the level of mother satisfaction. These findings have important implications for youth workers and policy makers.

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