The Home Observation for Measurement of the Environmental (HOME) Inventory is a scale designed to assess the emotional support and cognitive stimulation children receive through their home environment, planned events, and family surroundings. This special double issue reports on the development of conceptually meaningful subscales that assess specific domains of the home environment for the three youngest age versions of the HOME Inventory (infants/toddlers, early childhood, and middle childhood), addresses the problems inherent in items relying on caregiver self-report, and assesses the predictive validity of the newly developed subscales. The issue draws data from six large, national data sets and assesses the predictive validity of the proposed subscales by correlating them with selected cognitive and behavioral outcomes in each dataset, concluding with commentaries on the conceptual subscale work by two leading experts on the HOME.
Volume 4, Numbers 2&3, 2004
Contents: M.R. Linver, J. Brooks-Gunn, N. Cabrera, The Home Observation for Measurement of the Environmental (HOME) Inventory: The Derivation of Conceptually Designed Subscales. M.R. Linver, A. Martin, J. Brooks-Gunn, Measuring Infants' Home Environment: The IT-HOME for Infants Between Birth and 12 Months in Four National Datasets. A.S. Fuligni, W-J. Han, J. Brooks-Gunn, The Infant-Toddler HOME in the Second and Third Years of Life. T. Leventhal, A. Martin, J. Brooks-Gunn, The EC-HOME Across Five National Datasets in the Third to Fifth Year of Life. W-J. Han, T. Leventhal, M.R. Linver, The Home Observation for Measurement of the Environment (HOME) in Middle Childhood: A Study of Three Large-Scale Datasets. M.B. Selner-O'Hagan, T. Leventhal, J. Brooks-Gunn, J.B. Bingeheimer, F.J. Earls, The Homelife Interview From the Project on Human Development in Chicago Neighborhoods: Assessment of Parenting and Home Environment for 3- to 15-Year Olds. R.H. Bradley, Chaos, Culture, and Covariance Structures: A Dynamic Systems View of Children's Experiences at Home. F.L. Mott, The Utility of the HOME-SF Scale for Child Development Research in a Large National Longitudinal Survey: The National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1979 Cohort.