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ERIC Number: EJ785495
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Pages: 27
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 59
ISSN: ISSN-1088-8438
Effects of Home Literacy, Parents' Beliefs, and Children's Task-Focused Behavior on Emergent Literacy and Word Reading Skills
Stephenson, Kathy A.; Parrila, Rauno K.; Georgiou, George K.; Kirby, John R.
Scientific Studies of Reading, v12 n1 p24-50 Jan 2008
We examined the effects of home literacy (shared book reading, teaching activities, and number of books), children's task-focused behavior, and parents' beliefs and expectations about their child's reading and academic ability on kindergarten children's (N = 61) phonological sensitivity and letter knowledge and on Grade 1 word reading. The results showed that, after controlling for nonverbal IQ and vocabulary, home literacy instruction prior to kindergarten, parents' beliefs about their children's reading ability, and children's task-focused behavior were significant predictors of two or more of the dependent variables. Storybook reading did not account for unique variance in any of the dependent variables. (Contains 6 figures and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A