2007 Student Research Conference:
20th Annual Student Research Conference

Human Potential and Performance

The Affect of Parental Attitude Toward Literacy on Child Attitude and Performance
Lauren E. Caffey
Dr. Janet Gooch, Faculty Mentor

This study examined the relationship between elementary school children’s attitudes towards reading and the attitudes’ of their parents. Approximately 60 students in grades 3, 4 and 5 and their parents completed a survey regarding their attitudes about reading. Results revealed a significant correlation between student and parent attitudes. In addition, reading attitudes of parents and students were compared to reading fluency and retell scores as tested by the Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS). Significant correlations were also found between student and parent attitudes and scores on the retell section of the DIBELS.

Keywords: Literacy Development, Affect of Attitudes, 3rd-5th Graders, Home Environment

Topic(s):Communication Disorders

Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: 37-2
Location: OP 2121
Time: 1:30 pm

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