Effect of the Home Environment on Children's 10 Scores and the Influence of Family Socioeconomic Status

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Contributions of home environment and family socioeconomic status (SES) on the intelligence test performance of 24 exceptional children aged five through seven years were investigated. It was hypothesized that higher SES would enrich the children's environment providing a more stimulating learning experience, and would reflect a positive correlation with measures of the home environment. Additional hypotheses were that both HOME scores and SES scales would show a positive correlation with intelligence test performance. The positive association found between SES and HOME Inventory scores suggests that families with a higher SES have the ability to direct more resources toward their children. ... continued below

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Singer, David D. May 1994.

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Contributions of home environment and family socioeconomic status (SES) on the intelligence test performance of 24 exceptional children aged five through seven years were investigated. It was hypothesized that higher SES would enrich the children's environment providing a more stimulating learning experience, and would reflect a positive correlation with measures of the home environment. Additional hypotheses were that both HOME scores and SES scales would show a positive correlation with intelligence test performance. The positive association found between SES and HOME Inventory scores suggests that families with a higher SES have the ability to direct more resources toward their children. However, according to the present study, this does not affect the intelligence test performance of exceptional children.

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Singer, David D. Effect of the Home Environment on Children's 10 Scores and the Influence of Family Socioeconomic Status, thesis, May 1994; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc278992/: accessed October 17, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .