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ERIC Number: ED083563
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 192
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Selected Cultural Variables and the Reading Achievement of Black Inner-City School Children of Washington, D.C.
Barra, Julia Anne
The objective of this study was to examine selected cultural variables (length of urban residency, the child's ordinal position in the family, the number of children in the family, and field independence-dependence) and relate these to reading achievement. The following hypotheses were tested: (1) there is no relationship between length of urban residency and reading achievement, (2) there is no relationship between ordinal position in the family and reading achievement, (3) there is no relationship between size of family and reading achievement, and (4) there is no relationship between field independence-dependence and reading achievement. Hypotheses two and four were supported by the data. Hypotheses one and three were not supported by the data. For the top ten and the bottom ten scorers on the reading test, there were no substantial differences in child-rearing practices, socialization patterns, or extended family composition. The only notable difference was that the bottom ten children were from less organized homes, in which household functions were shared and all tended to participate, but without rules or regulations. (Author/WR)
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, The Catholic University of America