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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304512
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Evaluating Children's Home Environment Among Immigrant Families
Author(s):
Liang, Hwey-Fang; Wu, Kuang-Ming
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Lambda Beta
Author Details:
Hwey-Fang Liang, PhD, RN, hweyfang@hotmail.com; Kuang-Ming Wu, EdD;
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Monday, July 22, 2013, Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Purpose: The purpose of this study is to modify and revise the HOME inventory for Taiwanese school children and evaluate home environment among vulnerable ethnic families.

Methods: Two hundred immigrant mother’s families with 6-12ys children in the Western area of Taiwan were recruited in the study. In order to define the HOME inventory, qualitative study in vulnerable ethnic group family, and recorded after interviews and participation observation. All of quantitative collected data were managed and analyzed using SPSS version 18.0.

Results: Most children’s caregivers were mothers who originally were Vietnamese or Mainland China. And on the average, they had an educational level lower than elementary or junior high. The mean age of these mothers was 33.66 (SD=4.38, range 21-47). The mean age of their children was 8.50 (SD=1.75, range 6-12) year- old. The reliability of the scale was .85 with Cronbach's alpha value. And, reliabilities of all subscales were .63, .53, .51, .61, .61, .40, .68, and .68. The revised HOME Inventory was correlated with children’s age (r=.22, p<.001) and body height (r=.16, p=.01). Regression analysis showed that child sex (β=-2.63, t=-3.13, p=.002), child age (β=1.03, t=4.01, p<.001), father educational level (β=2.44, t=2.77, p=.01), mother educational level (β=2.30, t=2.36, p=.02), and grandparent(s) as main child caregiver when compared with parent(s) as main caregiver (β=-4.57, t=-2.63, p=.01) were included in the model. A total of 22% of the variance of the child learning environment could be explained by child sex, child age, child BMI, main caregiver, family type, mother and father age, mother and father educational level, and mother race (F=5.76, p<.001).

Conclusion: The outcome could identify the aspects of the home environment, as indexed by the HOME subscales. The results revealed the strengths and the weaknesses of home environment of vulnerable ethnic group and could provide cultural specific home education for target population.

Keywords:
immigrant families; HOME inventory; home environment
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.
Note:
This 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.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleEvaluating Children's Home Environment Among Immigrant Familiesen_GB
dc.contributor.authorLiang, Hwey-Fangen_GB
dc.contributor.authorWu, Kuang-Mingen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentLambda Betaen_GB
dc.author.detailsHwey-Fang Liang, PhD, RN, hweyfang@hotmail.com; Kuang-Ming Wu, EdD;en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304512-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Monday, July 22, 2013, Tuesday, July 23, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b>The purpose of this study is to modify and revise the HOME inventory for Taiwanese school children and evaluate home environment among vulnerable ethnic families. <p><b>Methods: </b>Two hundred immigrant mother’s families with 6-12ys children in the Western area of Taiwan were recruited in the study. In order to define the HOME inventory, qualitative study in vulnerable ethnic group family, and recorded after interviews and participation observation. All of quantitative collected data were managed and analyzed using SPSS version 18.0. <p><b>Results: </b>Most children’s caregivers were mothers who originally were Vietnamese or Mainland China. And on the average, they had an educational level lower than elementary or junior high. The mean age of these mothers was 33.66 (SD=4.38, range 21-47). The mean age of their children was 8.50 (SD=1.75, range 6-12) year- old. The reliability of the scale was .85 with Cronbach's alpha value. And, reliabilities of all subscales were .63, .53, .51, .61, .61, .40, .68, and .68. The revised HOME Inventory was correlated with children’s age (r=.22, p<.001) and body height (r=.16, p=.01). Regression analysis showed that child sex (β=-2.63, t=-3.13, p=.002), child age (β=1.03, t=4.01, p<.001), father educational level (β=2.44, t=2.77, p=.01), mother educational level (β=2.30, t=2.36, p=.02), and grandparent(s) as main child caregiver when compared with parent(s) as main caregiver (β=-4.57, t=-2.63, p=.01) were included in the model. A total of 22% of the variance of the child learning environment could be explained by child sex, child age, child BMI, main caregiver, family type, mother and father age, mother and father educational level, and mother race (F=5.76, p<.001). <p><b>Conclusion: </b>The outcome could identify the aspects of the home environment, as indexed by the HOME subscales. The results revealed the strengths and the weaknesses of home environment of vulnerable ethnic group and could provide cultural specific home education for target population.en_GB
dc.subjectimmigrant familiesen_GB
dc.subjectHOME inventoryen_GB
dc.subjecthome environmenten_GB
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:37:43Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:37:43Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen_GB
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en_GB
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.en_GB
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