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ERIC Number: ED116123
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 135
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Predictors of Reading Achievement: An Investigation of Selected Antecedents to Reading.
Flood, James Edward
This study was planned as two parts. In the first part, a prereading index similar to the ones created for kindergarteners was developed for preschool age children. The second part was an examination of the relationship between the prereading measure and four contextual variables. Thirty-six 3 1/2 to 4 1/2 year-old children were randomly selected from a pool of 171 children whose parents responded to a preschool reading survey. After introducing 25 selected background variables and preschool type variables into a stepwise regression analysis, the following variables were most highly related to the prereading measure: educational television recognition, number of materials available to the child in the home, specified parental criteria for television program selection, and warm-up questions preparatory to a parent-child reading episode. The results of this study clearly indicated that reading success and failure may stem from many causes. While there is not an ideal home environment, there seem to be several components of the home environment which children who performed successfully on this study have in common. (Author/RB)
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, Stanford University