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ERIC Number: EJ1008282
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0885-2006
Measures of Preschool Children's Interest and Engagement in Literacy Activities: Examining Gender Differences and Construct Dimensions
Baroody, Alison E.; Diamond, Karen E.
Early Childhood Research Quarterly, v28 n2 p291-301 2013
Multiple approaches to measuring preschool children's literacy interest and engagement (i.e., parent-, teacher-, child-reported child literacy interest and observer-reported child literacy engagement) were examined in a sample of 167 four- and five-year-old children (M=56.62 months, SD=6.01) enrolled in Head Start. Associations among measures as well as gender differences and dimensions of preschooler's literacy interest and engagement were examined across measures. Measures were not strongly associated. There were small, but significant correlations between parents' and teachers' reports of children's literacy interest, and teachers' reports of children's literacy interest and observers' reports of children's literacy engagement. Gender differences were found for parent- and teacher-report measures, with teachers and parents rating girls higher on interest. Patterns of factor loadings differed between adult and child measures. Implications of findings are discussed. (Contains 3 figures and 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
IES Funded: Yes
Grant or Contract Numbers: R305B070605