Home environment and children's development: Age and demographic differences

Robert H. Bradley, Leanne Whiteside-Mansell

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For over 20 years, our professional lives centered around studies of families. Our investigations of family life led us to develop a number of measures of parenting, the most well-known being the Home Observation for Measure­ ment of the Environment (HOME) inventory (Bradley, 1994; Caldwell and Bradley, 1984). More recently, we designed Parental Investment in Children (Bradley, Whiteside-Mansell, Caldwell, and Brisby, 1997), a measure of parents’ attachment to their children. We visited hundreds of homes, and were bom­ barded with questions regarding measurement of the home environment. Two lasting impressions emerged from this experience: the diversity of family life and corresponding challenge of trying to understand its role in children’s development.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFamilies, Risk, and Competence
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages25
ISBN (Electronic)9781317778820
ISBN (Print)0805823441, 9780805823448
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)


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