The HOME Inventory and family demographics

Robert H. Bradley, Bettye M. Caldwell

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Examined the relation between the Home Observation for Measurement of Environment (HOME) Inventory and several child-status and family-structure variables, namely, sex, race, SES, the amount of crowding in the home, and birth order. MANCOVAs using HOME subscales as criterion measures and the status and structural variables as predictors were performed on data from 79 intact families gathered when the index child was 12 and 24 mo of age. Only crowding and birth order showed consistent relations with HOME scores when the effects of all other predictor variables were controlled. Of the 6 HOME scales, Organization of the Environment, Provision of Appropriate Play Materials, and Maternal Involvement showed the strongest relation to the status and structural measures. (28 ref) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)315-320
Number of pages6
JournalDevelopmental psychology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1 1984
Externally publishedYes


  • relation between Home Observation for Measurement of Environment Inventory & sex & race & SES & amount of crowding at home & birth order, 1-2 yr olds & families

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Demography
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Life-span and Life-course Studies


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