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ERIC Number: ED410531
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
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The Relationship between Five Aspects of the Home Environment and Students Reading above Grade Level.
Wynstra, Jennifer E.
A study investigated five aspects of the home environment (time spent viewing television, time spent doing homework, time involved in recreational reading, time spent with a non-parental caregiver, and bedtime) of first- through fifth-grade students to see if any common experience existed among those students reading above grade level. Subjects were 34 students attending the Christian Life Elementary School in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Parents completed logs for 5 school days recording time spent in the various activities. Students' scores on the Stanford Achievement Test were gathered. Results indicated: (1) no negative effects on the reading achievement of these students for the very limited amount of involvement they had with television activities; (2) no relationships between time spent involved in television activities and homework, leisure reading, after school care situations, or bedtime; (3) negative correlations between reading achievement and time doing homework; (4) the one positive correlation was between reading comprehension scores and time spent studying for the third-grade group; (5) students did not engage in much leisure reading, but there were positive relationships between leisure reading and reading achievement for second and fourth graders; (6) the limited time spent with non-parental caregivers showed a positive correlation with reading achievement scores; and (7) only the second-grade group showed a positive correlation between bedtime and reading achievement. (Contains 22 references, 52 notes, and 30 tables of data. Appendixes contain permission letters, a sample log, and directions for completing the log.) (RS)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses
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Identifiers: Stanford Achievement Tests; Wisconsin (Kenosha)
Note: M.A. Thesis, Cumberland College.