ERIC Number: EJ1161864
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
Six-Year-Olds' Perception of Home Literacy Environment and Its Influence on Children's Literacy Enjoyment, Frequency, and Early Literacy Skills
Wiescholek, Sabrina; Hilkenmeier, Johanna; Greiner, Christian; Buhl, Heike M.
Reading Psychology, v39 n1 p41-68 2018
Home literacy environment (HLE) makes an important contribution to children's reading acquisition in early years. Even though some research on children's perception exists, children's reports about HLE have been neglected. The present study focuses on N = 281 six-year-old's reports about HLE and its influences on literacy enjoyment, frequency, and early literacy skills. Parents' educational background was expected to predict children-perceived HLE. A positive impact of active HLE on literacy enjoyment and frequency were found. HLE also mediates the relation between parents' background and enjoyment. The importance of children's perspective on HLE regarding family literacy programs is discussed.
Descriptors: Young Children, Family Environment, Reading Habits, Recreational Reading, Emergent Literacy, Parent Background, Educational Attainment, Predictor Variables, Correlation, Reading Attitudes, Family Literacy, Phonological Awareness, Preschool Children, Questionnaires, Foreign Countries, Statistical Analysis
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Identifiers - Location: Germany
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