This study of Rhode Island public schools identified how many middle and high school students take care of parents, siblings, and grandparents at home, and investigated how students’ caregiving for family related to their school engagement, belonging, and emotional well-being. Results indicate impacts vary by gender, and grade level, and ethnicity/race – and highlight the need for school-level analysis and gathering data from multiple sources in order for schools to understand how to most effectively respond to student caregiving prevalence and impacts.
Citation: Armstrong-Carter, E., Osborn, S., Smith, O., Siskowski, C., & Olson, E. A. (2023). Middle and High School Students Who Take Care of Siblings, Parents, and Grandparents: Associations With School Engagement, Belonging, and Well-Being. AERA Open, 9. https://doi.org/10.1177/23328584221140337