Examining the Relationship between Early Literacy Skills, Parents’ Reading Beliefs and Home Literacy Environment

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Number of pages: 383-398
Year-Number: 2018-Volume 6 Issue 4

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This research aimed to reveal the relationship between early literacy skills (phonological awareness, receptive language skill, writing awareness, writing preparation, name writing), home literacy environment and parent reading beliefs. Relational survey model was employed and random sampling was used to recruit participants. The participants of the research were 71 pre-school children and 107 children attending the nursery school, and the parents of these children. Seven different data collection tools were used in the study. Computer assisted statistical program was utilised for data analysis. Findings show that parent reading beliefs are high; the parent reading belief increases as the level of education increases; and monthly income affects parents’ reading beliefs. It has been determined that the home early literacy environment is moderate, the monthly income and the education level have no effect on the home early literacy environment. It is also clear that there is a meaningful and very weak relationship between parental reading beliefs and home early literacy environment. Similarly, there is a meaningful and very weak relationship between parental literacy skills and children's literacy skill of writing awareness and receptive language skills. On the other hand, findings demonstrate no relationship between home early literacy environment and children's literacy skills.

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