evaluation focusParent Attitudes and Behaviors towards Facilitating Intellectual/Academic Growth
applicable agesGrade: Preschool
availabilityMust be purchased
The Stony Brook Family Reading Survey (SBFRS) is an instrument that can be used to measure parental behaviors and attitudes that promote the intellectual and/or academic growth of preschool aged children. The SBFRS has been used in past research as a measure of home literacy environment (HLE).
- frequency of book reading
- age of the child when parents began reading to him/her
- number of books in the home
- frequency of library visits
- the child’s reading interest (i.e., the frequency with which the child reads and requests a parent to read to him/her)
- parent interest in 50 reading
Administration Format: print questionnaire
supporting literatureTouliatos, J., Perlmutter, B.F., Straus, M.A. (2001) Handbook of Family Measurement Techniques. Sage, Thousand Oaks, California. Print.
Payne, A.C., Whitehurst, G.J., & Angell, A.L. (1994). The Role of Home Literacy Environment in the Development of Language Ability in Preschool Children from Low-Income Families. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 9, 427-440.
PDF: SBFRS – 2 – Payne 1994
Bojczyk, K.E., Haverback, H.R., Pae, H.K. (2018) Investigating Maternal Self-Efficacy and Home Learning Environment of Families Enrolled in Head Start. Early Childhood Education Journal, 46, 169-178.
PDF: SBFRS – 3 – Bojczyk 2018
referenced articlesHome-Visiting in a Shared Reading Intervention: Effects on Children from Low SES and Ethnic Minority Families
Home Literacy Environment and Shared Reading in the Newborn Period
Shared Reading Practices and Early Literacy Promotion in the First Year of Life