ERIC Number: ED424002
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Sep
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Spanish Preschoolers at Home: Mothers' Ideas, Home and Children Social Skills.
Lopez Larrosa, S.; Candau, X.; Novella, A.
This study investigated the relationship between mothers' ideas about personal values and educational principles and their provision of learning experiences, language stimulation, physical environment, pride, academic orientation, social maturity, and variety of experiences and acceptance for their preschool children. Subjects were 52 three-year-old children and their mothers living in 3 different regions in Spain participated. Variables were measured by the Home Observation for Measurement of the Environment scale (HOME). HOME scores were also correlated to sociodemographic variables such as child gender, mother's educational level, mother's ideas about nature and nurture, and the children's social skills. Findings indicated relationships between the ideas mothers held and the HOME scores. Only two HOME subscales seemed irrelevant to the analysis performed: physical environment and pride towards the child. Higher mother's educational level and family income were related to higher HOME scores. Mothers who were environmentalists and interactionist offered their children a greater variety of home experiences. Children's social skills were not related with HOME punctuations, except for using money and accepting the child. (JPB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Spain
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Home Observation for Measurement of Environment