The promotive effects of family educational involvement for low-income children's literacy

Eric Dearing, Kathleen McCartney, Heather B. Weiss, Holly Kreider, Sandra Simpkins

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Abstract

Longitudinal data for 167 low-income children were analyzed to examine associations between family educational involvement during kindergarten, children's feelings about literacy, and children's literacy achievement from kindergarten through fifth grade. The promotive effect of family educational involvement for feelings about literacy and literacy achievement was moderated by maternal education such that involvement was more positively associated with literacy outcomes for children whose mothers were less educated compared with children whose mothers were more educated. In addition, children's feelings about literacy mediated associations between family educational involvement and literacy achievement. Implications for intervention efforts are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)445-460
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of School Psychology
Volume42
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2004

Keywords

  • Family educational involvement
  • Literacy achievement
  • Low-income

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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