Assessment of the Home Environment of Preschool Children in Jamaica: Validity andReliability

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/166125
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Assessment of the Home Environment of Preschool Children in Jamaica: Validity andReliability
Author(s):
Hayes, Janice
Author Details:
Janice Hayes, PhD, Director of Research, Miami Children's Hospital, Miami, Florida, USA, (updated February 2015) email: janice.hayes@unco.edu
Abstract:
The purpose of this study was to test for reliability and validity two instruments for assessment of the quality of the home environment in its ability to support development of preschool (3-6 years) children in Jamaica. Two instruments, the Caldwell Home Observation for Measurement of the Environment (HOME) and a scale comprised of items generated by a previous ethnographic study, were administered with 300 children and their families in Jamaica. Validity was tested with an objective child development test, the McCarthy Scales of Children's Abilities (MSCA). The two home scales and the MSCA were administered during a home visit with the child and primary caregiver. Factor analysis of the items from the two home scales and alpha reliability of the resulting factors were done. Multiple regression was done to determine which factors predicted performance on the MSCA. Multiple regression also was done to determine which HOME subscales predict MSCA performance. Results show that 3 subscales of the HOME are appropriate for use in Jamaica. These could be used for cross cultural comparison. A new assessment tool which is culturally-specific to Jamaica was constructed from the factors which significantly predicted MSCA scores and had alpha reliability greater than .70. Separate assessment tools were needed for urban and rural households due to differences in factor analysis in the two groups. Some risk factors for development were identified.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
Feb 29 - Mar 2, 1996
Conference Host:
Southern Nursing Research Society
Note:
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleAssessment of the Home Environment of Preschool Children in Jamaica: Validity andReliabilityen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHayes, Janiceen_US
dc.author.detailsJanice Hayes, PhD, Director of Research, Miami Children's Hospital, Miami, Florida, USA, (updated February 2015) email: janice.hayes@unco.eduen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/166125-
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to test for reliability and validity two instruments for assessment of the quality of the home environment in its ability to support development of preschool (3-6 years) children in Jamaica. Two instruments, the Caldwell Home Observation for Measurement of the Environment (HOME) and a scale comprised of items generated by a previous ethnographic study, were administered with 300 children and their families in Jamaica. Validity was tested with an objective child development test, the McCarthy Scales of Children's Abilities (MSCA). The two home scales and the MSCA were administered during a home visit with the child and primary caregiver. Factor analysis of the items from the two home scales and alpha reliability of the resulting factors were done. Multiple regression was done to determine which factors predicted performance on the MSCA. Multiple regression also was done to determine which HOME subscales predict MSCA performance. Results show that 3 subscales of the HOME are appropriate for use in Jamaica. These could be used for cross cultural comparison. A new assessment tool which is culturally-specific to Jamaica was constructed from the factors which significantly predicted MSCA scores and had alpha reliability greater than .70. Separate assessment tools were needed for urban and rural households due to differences in factor analysis in the two groups. Some risk factors for development were identified.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T14:40:43Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T14:40:43Z-
dc.conference.dateFeb 29 - Mar 2, 1996en_US
dc.conference.hostSouthern Nursing Research Societyen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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