ERIC Number: ED262900
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Parents' Bookreading Habits with Their Children.
Pellegrini, Anthony D.; And Others
Based on Vygotsky's notion of the zone of proximal development, this study aimed to determine the extent to which parents' teaching of children become less directive as a function of children's age and communicative status and to describe relations between parents' interaction styles and children's verbal I.Q. One hundred and twenty families participated in the study: sixty families included a communicatively handicapped target child (CH), and sixty matched families had a non-handicapped target child (NCH). Target children were divided into two age groups: 4- and 5-year-olds. Each parent engaged in a book reading task with the target child. Parents' interactions with children were classified according to levels of cognitive demand and directiveness. Results indicated that parents were generally more directive and less demanding with younger and CH children than they were with older and NCH children. Further, different types of parental interaction styles predicted CH and NCH children's I.Q. (Author/DST)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence