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ERIC Number: EJ757475
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 18
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1040-9289
Home Literacy and Chinese Reading in Hong Kong Children
Lau, Jasmine Yuet-Han; McBride-Chang, Catherine
Early Education and Development, v16 n1 p5-22 2005
Measures of Chinese character recognition, vocabulary, and interest in reading were administered to 92 second grade children in Hong Kong, while questionnaires on parental literacy practices were administered to their parents. In a hierarchical regression equation, maternal education, children's age and vocabulary skill predicted 18% of the variance in reading, while home literacy practices and children's literacy self-efficacy predicted an additional unique 19% of the variance in Chinese reading skill. Results underscore the importance of some early home literacy practices for reading achievement, even among children who are already receiving formal literacy instruction.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 2
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong