ERIC Number: ED040415
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Negative Home Influence and Pupil School Success.
Soar, Robert S.; Soar, Ruth M.
The study was devised to examine the empirical relations between selected home influences and a number of aspects of pupil growth in school, both academic and personal-social. Data was compiled on 559 children, in grades 3 through 6, from a metropolitan area in South Carolina. Data from a concurrent project noted that these were atypical classrooms in that the style of teacher-pupil interaction was relatively indirect and the emotional climate unusually warm. The authors felt that this was unrepresentative, but that it added credibility to the meaning of the data analyzed. Measures used to assess subject matter achievement, personality and creativity included: (1) the Iowa Test of Basic Skills; (2) the Minnesota Test of Creative Thinking; (3) the Dependence-Proneness Scale; (4) the Children's Manifest Anxiety Scale; and (5) negative home influence. Results were presented and possible reasons for them discussed. One clear conclusion was that the data offered no support for blanket statements regarding the unfortunate consequences of a variety of home influences. (TL)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: American Educational Research Association, Washington, DC.; Florida Univ., Gainesville. Coll. of Education.
Note: Paper presented at American Educational Research Association Convention, Minneapolis, Minnesota, March 2-6, 1970