ERIC Number: ED324210
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
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Maternal Employment and Reading and Mathematics Achievement of Elementary Students.
Reglin, Gary L.; McAllister, Denise H.
The purpose of this study was to determine if the academic achievement of first grade students was affected by the family employment status in the two-parent family where the mother works, the two parent family where the mother stays home, and the single-parent family where the mother works. Academic achievement was measured using the Comprehensive Test of Basic Skills for Reading and Mathematics. Thirty first-grade students were divided into three groups: 13 students from a two-parent family in which the mother did not work, 10 students from a two-parent family in which both parents worked, and seven students in which a single mother works. Test scores were analyzed using an ANCOVA design. The results showed that there was no significant difference in the mean scores for the groups on either reading or mathematics achievement. It was concluded that the family employment status alone did not have a significant influence on a child's achievement. (CW)
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