Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Research Article: Marital Status, Home Environments, and Family Strain: Complex Effects on Preschool Children's School Readiness Skills

Seung Hee Claire Son (University of Utah, Educational Psychology)
Mieko Fuse Peterson (University of Utah, Family and Consumer Studies)

Paper Highlights

  • Preschool children from single-mother families showed lower pre-academic skill
  • Lower quality home learning environments seem to be the reason of lower pre-academic skills of children from single-mother families; higher levels of parenting stress of single mothers tend to explain lower quality home learning environments.
  • Early intervention programs targeting home learning environments may be fruitful for children from single-mother families; additionally, effective programs could be multi-prong, providing social resources for these families to relieve parenting stresses.

DOI: 10.1002/icd.1967

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