An investigation into home environmental process and status variables of primary school children in Carbonear, Newfoundland

Davis, Thomas Brandon (1978) An investigation into home environmental process and status variables of primary school children in Carbonear, Newfoundland. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

The main purpose of this study was to investigate the predictive efficiency of home environmental process variables (EPVs) in comparison with the predictive ability of socio-economic status (SES). It was hypothesized that the EPVs, in total, would account for more of the total variance of the dependent cognitive measures than SES. The study differed for the most part from research in the area, in that it used early primary school children as opposed to elementary, or high school children. -- Making use of two separate cognitive measures (Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test and the Concept Assessment Kit), the study was carried out in Carbonear, Newfoundland, with an original sample of 64 Grade I students. The mothers of each of the students were interviewed through questions asked from the Interview Schedule (Dave, 1963). -- The central hypothesis of the study was not borne out; it was not demonstrated that EPVs accounted for a significant more amount of variance than SES. The results were discussed in light of the potential development of a model of home environment process variables.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/7603
Item ID: 7603
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves 54-60.
Department(s): Education, Faculty of
Date: 1978
Date Type: Submission
Geographic Location: Canada--Newfoundland and Labrador--Avalon Peninsula--Carbonear
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Students--Economic conditions--Newfoundland and Labrador--Carbonear; Students--Social conditions--Newfoundland and Labrador--Carbonear

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