This study describes the development of a new version of the Home Observation for Measurement of the Environment (HOME) Inventory for families with children ages 6 to 10. The new Elementary version of the HOME is similar to earlier versions of the HOME and measures aspects of the quantity and quality of social, emotional, and cognitive support made available to the child in the home environment. The item analyses for Elementary HOME indicated that internal consistency ranged from reasonably high levels for the longer subscales to modest levels for the shorter subscales. Correlation analyses showed low to moderate correlations between the HOME and family demographic variables and low to moderate correlations between the HOME and measures of children's academic achievement and classroom behavior. Overall, the data indicated that the Elementary HOME may be a useful method of screening the developmental environments of elementary age children.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Developmental and Educational Psychology