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ERIC Number: ED257909
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Apr-4
Pages: 20
Abstractor: N/A
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Family Outing Activities and Achievement among Fourth Graders in Compensatory Education Funded Schools.
Griswold, Philip A.
This study sought to identify the relationship between operationally-defined family outing activities and measures of achievement among fourth grade students from educationally disadvantaged backgrounds. The results, collected for four successive years from 1715 students in urban Los Angeles, indicated that: (1) participation in family activities differed across racial groups and may be related to socioeconomic factors and English language facility; (2) achievement score means were generally larger among activity participants than non-participants, regardless of racial grouping; (3) recollection of visiting the public library contributed the most to predicting achievement, regardless of race; (4) recollection of going on a picnic was a good predictor of Hispanic students' math concepts and math problems achievement; (5) recollection of visiting Disneyland was a predictor of vocabulary and math concepts achievement among Anglo students; and (6) from the activity variables used, prediction of Black students' achievement was the most elusive. With further research it may be possible to counsel parents on the family activities which augment achievement. (RDN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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