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ERIC Number: EJ958267
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1522-7219
Environmental Influences on Reading-Related Outcomes: An Adoption Study
Petrill, Stephen A.; Deater-Deckard, Kirby; Schatschneider, Christopher; Davis, Chayna
Infant and Child Development, v16 n2 p171-191 Mar-Apr 2007
Evidence from intervention studies, quantitative genetic and molecular genetic studies suggests that genetic, and to a lesser extent, shared environmental influences are important to the development of reading and related cognitive skills. The Northeast-Northwest Collaborative Adoption Projects (N2CAP) is a sample of 241 adoptive families, containing 354 children and their adoptive parents. Negative parent outcome x child age interactions significantly predicted child outcomes, suggesting that shared environmental influences related to parent-offspring resemblance, although modest, are most salient in younger children. Additional analyses suggested that identified measures of the family environment largely accounted for these parent-offspring correlations. (Contains 7 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test; Stanford Binet Intelligence Scale; Woodcock Reading Mastery Test