ERIC Number: ED036592
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jun-30
Reference Count: 0
Environmental Variables as Predictors of Academic Performance.
Henderson, Ronald W.
This project used six environmental variables identified by Dave (1963) and Wolf (1964) and three additional variables (identification with models, range of social interaction, and perception of practical value of education) to predict academic achievement in six-year-old Mexican-American children from an economically depressed area. The children were divided into two groups: those who performed best and those who scored lowest on criterion measures believed to predict school performance (Goodenough-Harris Drawing Test and Van Alstyne Picture Vocabulary Test). Conclusions indicate the validity of environmental measures as predictions of school performance. Usefulness of this type of study is held to be for designing intervention programs which will improve those qualities of the home environments which relate to academic achievement. [Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document.] (KG)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Arizona Univ., Tucson. Arizona Center for Early Childhood Education.
Identifiers: Goodenough Harris Drawing Test; Van Alstyne Picture Vocabulary Test; Wolf (R M)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meetings of the Western Pscyhological Association, Vancouver, B.C., Canada, June 20, 1969