Journal article

Self-report measures of the home learning environment in large scale research: Measurement properties and associations with key developmental outcomes

F Niklas, C Nguyen, DS Cloney, C Tayler, R Adams

Learning Environments Research | Published : 2016


Favourable home learning environments (HLEs) support children’s literacy, numeracy and social development. In large-scale research, HLE is typically measured by self-report survey, but there is little consistency between studies and many different items and latent constructs are observed. Little is known about the stability of these items and constructs over time when used in either longitudinal research or studies with children with a wide range of ages. A review of the literature shows commonalities and differences between approaches in research on HLE. When we tested the psychometric properties of a short-form measure of HLE with a Rasch item-response-model using longitudinal data from ov..

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