ERIC Number: EJ697760
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Nov
The Promotive Effects of Family Educational Involvement for Low-Income Children's Literacy
Dearing, Eric; McCartney, Kathleen; Weiss, Heather B.; Kreider, Holly.; Simpkins, Sandra
Journal of School Psychology, v42 n6 p445-460 Nov 2004
Longitudinal data for 167 low-income children were analyzed to examine associations between family educational involvement during kindergarten, children's feelings about literacy, and children's literacy achievement from kindergarten through fifth grade. The promotive effect of family educational involvement for feelings about literacy and literacy achievement was moderated by maternal education such that involvement was more positively associated with literacy outcomes for children whose mothers were less educated compared with children whose mothers were more educated. In addition, children's feelings about literacy mediated associations between family educational involvement and literacy achievement. Implications for intervention efforts are discussed.
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Elementary School Students, Educational Attainment, Kindergarten, Mothers, Literacy, Parent Participation, Low Income Groups, Intervention, Comparative Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 1; Grade 2; Grade 3; Grade 4; Grade 5; Kindergarten
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