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ERIC Number: EJ1125474
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2169-0480
The Relationship between Parents' Literacy Skills and Their Preschool Children's Emergent Literacy Skills
Taylor, Nicole A.; Greenberg, Daphne; Terry, Nicole Patton
Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, v5 n2 p5-16 Sum 2016
The aim of the present study was to investigate the correlational and predictive relationships between parents with low literacy skills (n = 96) and their 3-5 year old children's emergent literacy skills (n = 96). In the study parents were assessed on measures of reading comprehension, decoding, fluency, oral vocabulary, and word identification, and prekindergarten children were assessed on similar measures of alphabet knowledge, beginning sound awareness, print awareness, and oral vocabulary. Results indicated that parents' word identification and fluency skills were positively correlated with all of the children's literacy skills with the exception of print awareness. Parents' decoding, receptive vocabulary, and expressive vocabulary skills were positively associated with all of the children's literacy skills with the exception of phonological awareness. Also, hierarchical regressions indicated a predictive relationship between several of the skills after accounting for child age and parent educational level. This study adds to the family literacy literature indicating the importance of the relationship between children and their parents' literacy skills.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test; Woodcock Johnson Tests of Achievement
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