A Factor Analytic Study of the Infant‐Toddler and Early Childhood Versions of the HOME Inventory Administered to White, Black, and Hispanic American Parents of Children Born Preterm

Robert H. Bradley, Daniel J. Mundfrom, Leanne Whiteside, Patrick H. Casey, Kathleen Barrett

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Abstract

Factor analyses were performed on the Infant‐Toddler and the Early Childhood versions of the HOME Inventory for 3 groups (blacks, whites, and Hispanics) of premature, low‐birthweight children. Participants lived in 8 different U.S. cities. On the IT‐HOME, 5 factors were originally retained for each group using the principal factors method of extraction. Factor structures for blacks and whites were similar, accounting for 85% and 75% of the variance, respectively. The structure for Hispanics was somewhat different; a 7‐factor solution accounting for 65% of the variance was most interpretable. For the EC‐HOME, 6 factors were retained for both black and white groups, accounting for 80% and 73% of the variance, respectively. For Hispanics, an 8‐factor solution accounted for 59% of the variance. The factor structures for blacks and whites were largely in agreement with the current organization of items into subscales. The fit for Hispanics was not quite as good, but most factors also corresponded to current subscales.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)880-888
Number of pages9
JournalChild development
Volume65
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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