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ERIC Number: EJ1061942
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jun
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-0196-5042
The Relationship between Library Use and Academic Achievement of English and Spanish-Speaking Hispanic American Students
Park, Hae Seong; Yau, Jenny
Educational Research Quarterly, v37 n4 p3-18 Jun 2014
The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between school library use and academic achievement of Hispanic students. This study utilizes data from the base-year and the first follow-up of the Education Longitudinal Study: 2002/06. A series of hierarchical regression analysis is incorporated to examine the nature of associations among the variables in this research. The results indicate that Hispanic students' school library usage for class has a positive relationship with academic achievement, while their library usage for entertainment has a negative relationship with academic achievement. However, effect size of the students' library usage on academic achievement is greater for Spanish speaking Hispanic students than for English speaking Hispanic students. Implications for researchers and practice are discussed.
Behavioral Research Press. Grambling State University, Math Department, P.O. Box 1191, Grambling, LA 71245. Tel: 318-274-2425; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A