Compared an environmental process measure (Home Observation for Measurement of the Environment Inventory--HOME) and socioeconomic status (SES) measures in terms of their relations with Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scale IQ at 3 yrs of age. Separate analyses were made for 68 Blacks and 37 Whites and for males and females. Results indicate that the HOME measure predicted IQ as well as a combination of HOME and SES measures, whereas there was some loss in predictive power when SES was used by itself (especially in the case of Blacks). It is concluded that HOME appears to be a more accurate index of environmental quality across groups than does SES. (26 ref) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).
- home environment-process measure &/vs socioeconomic status measures, prediction of IQ, male vs female Black vs White 3 yr olds
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Developmental and Educational Psychology