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ERIC Number: EJ810068
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
ISSN: ISSN-0020-7187
Maternal Self Esteem and Locus of Control Relates to the Quality of Young Children's Environment (HOME) in Rural Andhra Pradesh, India: Research and Policy Implications
Fernandez, Sylvia; Vazir, Shahnaz; Bentley, Peggy; Johnson, Susan; Engle, Patrice
International Journal of Early Childhood, v40 n2 p85-99 2008
The Home Observation for Measurement of the Environment (HOME) scale has been shown to be a significant predictor of later cognitive outcomes in many cultures. Therefore identifying factors associated with HOME could be used to promote child development. Maternal psychological well-being is often overlooked although critical in the creation of quality in the home environment. This study examined associations between maternal well-being and HOME using a data set of South Indian rural mothers and infants to test the hypothesis that mothers with internal Locus of Control (LOC) and higher self-esteem (SE) will have a more stimulating home environment than mothers with an external LOC and lower SE, controlling maternal education, depression and SES as potential confounders. Results indicated significant association between maternal SE and LOC and HOME even after controlling for SES and maternal education. The paper examines factors associated with maternal LOC and SE, and argues that programs and policies must consider maternal well-being in interventions for improving child development. (Contains 3 tables, 1 figure and 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: India
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Home Observation for Measurement of Environment