ERIC Number: EJ1057253
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-May
Abstractor: As Provided
Children's Literacy Interest and Its Relation to Parents' Literacy-Promoting Practices
Hume, Laura E.; Lonigan, Christopher J.; McQueen, Jessica D.
Journal of Research in Reading, v38 n2 p172-193 May 2015
This study examined how children's literacy interests related to parent literacy-promoting practices across time. Using a sample of 909 preschool-age children and the newly developed Child Activities Preference Checklist, literacy interest appeared to be a complex construct, not easily captured by a single measure. In a subsample of 230 children with longitudinal data, parent literacy practices and child literacy interests related concurrently and across time. Parent literacy practices were more stable than child literacy interests, with children's literacy interest continuing to develop over the preschool year. Parent practices of exposing children to literacy and teaching them literacy concepts appeared to be distinct constructs. Exposure to literacy was especially important in the growth of literacy interests and the hypothesis that exposure has a negative effect on children with little initial interest was not fully supported.
Descriptors: Reading Interests, Literacy, Parent Influence, Reading Habits, Preschool Children, Check Lists, Longitudinal Studies, Correlation, Family Environment
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) (NIH); US Department of Health and Human Services; Institute of Education Sciences (ED)
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IES Funded: Yes
Grant or Contract Numbers: HD36067; HD38880; 90YF0023; R305B040074