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Impact of the Home Learning Environment on Child Cognitive Development: Secondary Analysis of Data from 'Growing Up in Scotland'

DescriptionSecondary analysis of data from "Growing up in Scotland"
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Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateApril 29, 2010

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Edward Melhuish
ISBN 978 0 7559 9286 7 (Web only publication)
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CONTENTS

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Background
Aim and objectives
Data
Statistical analysis
Discussion and conclusions

1 INTRODUCTION
Policy background
Research background
Aim and objectives

2. DATA
The Growing up in Scotland ( GUS) study
Cognitive development
Children's activities in the home

3. STATISTICAL ANALYSIS
Introduction
Producing baseline demographic models
Creating different achievement groups
Testing for possible components of the HLE
HLE as a predictor of achievement
Effect sizes for predictor variables

4. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSIONS
Future research
Policy implications

REFERENCES

APPENDIX 1: CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SAMPLE

APPENDIX 2: MULTILEVEL MODELLING
Why use multilevel modelling?
Multilevel modelling and GUS

APPENDIX 3: ACTIVITIES TESTED FOR POSSIBLE INCLUSION IN THE HOME LEARNING ENVIRONMENT INDEX FOR GUS

APPENDIX 4: RESULTS OF TESTING FOR THE ASSOCIATION OF HOME ACTIVITIES WITH OVER- AND UNDER-ACHIEVEMENT

The views expressed in this report are those of the researcher and
do not necessarily represent those of the Department or Scottish Ministers.

This report is available on the Scottish Government Social Research website only
www.scotland.gov.uk/socialresearch.