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Version 1.1 – Updated August 2021

Home environment

Overview

  • Influence: Home environment
  • Domain: Home
  • Sub-Domain: Home environment
  • Potential to Accelerate Student Achievement: Potential to accelerate
  • Influence Definition: “Home environment” comprises several interrelated material and interpersonal factors, including learning materials, language stimulation, caregiver responsivity, academic stimulation, behavioral modelling, acceptance, physical safety, and more.

Evidence

  • Number of meta-analyses: 3
  • Number of studies: 48
  • Number of students: 29,878
  • Number of effects: 122
  • Effect size: 0.52

Meta-Analyses

Meta-Analyses
Journal Title Author First Author's Country Article Name Year Published Variable Number of Studies Number of Students Number of Effects Effect Size
Journal of Experimental Education Iverson & Walberg USA Home environment and school learning: A quantitative synthesis 1982 Home environment and school learning 18 5,831 92 0.80
Home Environment and Early Cognitive Development: Longitudinal Research Gottfried USA Home environment and cognitive development in young children of middle-socioeconomic-status families. Home environment and early cognitive development: longitudinal research 1984 Home environment and early achievement 17 0 17 0.34
Communication Education Strom & Boster USA Dropping out of high school: a meta-analysis assessing the effect of messages in the home and in school 2007 Home communicative support 13 24,047 13 0.42
TOTAL/AVERAGE 48 29,878 122 0.52

Confidence

The Confidence is the average of these four measures, each divided into five approximately equal groups and assigned a value from 1 to 5 based on the following criteria:

  • Number of Meta-analyses
    • 1 = 1
    • 2 = 2–3
    • 3 = 4–6
    • 4 = 7–9
    • 5 = 10+
  • Number of Studies
    • 1 = 1–10
    • 2 = 11–50
    • 3 = 51–200
    • 4 = 201–400
    • 5 = 400+
  • Number of Students
    • 1 = 1–2,500
    • 2 = 2,501–10,000
    • 3 = 10,000–20,000
    • 4 = 20,000–100,000
    • 5 = 100,001+
  • Number of Effects
    • 1 = 1–100
    • 2 = 101–300
    • 3 = 301–600
    • 4 = 601–1,200
    • 5 = 1,200+
Confidences
Number of Meta-Analyses Number of Studies Number of Students Number of Effects Overall Confidence
Confidence Factor 2 2 4 2 3
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