ERIC Number: EJ711281
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Feb-1
Reference Count: 11
Print Environments between High and Low Socioeconomic Status (SES) Communities
Teacher Librarian, v32 n3 p22 Feb 2005
This study examined the access of books among six communities in the greater Los Angeles area: Brentwood, Beverly Hills, South Central, Watts, East Los Angeles, and Compton, participants included 60 students, ages 7 to 12 years, selected from each community. The survey examined access to books in the home, classroom library, school library and public library, and bookstores. The results indicated statistically significant differences between high and low socioeconomic status (SES) for home, classroom, and school books, p < .001, with high SES possessing a greater number of books. However, no statistically significant differences between the groups were detected on public library books. The implications of these findings are discussed herein.
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Status, Public Libraries, School Libraries, Books, Family Environment, Statistical Data
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California