In general, younger and older homeschooled students are educated at home for the same reasons: parents believe they can provide them a better education (47%) and for religious reasons (41%). However, there are some differences in reasons according to the grade levels of the students.
Guillermo Montes, Ph.D., Volume 16, Number 4, 2006, p. 11-17
Social Skills of Home Schooled and Conventionally Schooled Children: A Comparison StudyAddresses the socialization issue regading the home educated through the use of a social-skill measure that examined parents’ perceptions of their children’s social skills. The purpose of this research was to determine whether home-educated children’s social skills differ from those of a paired comparison group of conventionally schooled children.
David J. Francis, Psy.D., and Timothy Z. Keith, Ph.D., Volume 16, No. 1, 2004, p. 15-24