International Journal of Language & Linguistics

ISSN 2374-8850 (Print), 2374-8869 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijll

Korean Home Learning Environment and Parent Characteristics Influencing Children’s Expressive and Receptive Language Abilities
Dr. Guang-Lea Lee, Eun-Jin Hwang, Louis H. Janda, Soonohk Hong

This study analyzed data derived from ‘The Panel Study on Korean Children’ implemented by the Korea Institute of Child Care & Education (KICCE). Two scales, EC-HOME and REVT were used to investigate specific types of home environments and parent characteristics beneficial in the facilitation of children’s receptive and expressive language development. The Step-wise Multiple Regression Analysis identified four variables (Responsively, Physical Environment, Father Education, and Mother Habitation) that made a significant contribution to children’s receptive language development, and six different variables (Mother Education, Academic Stimulation, and Physical Environment, Acceptance, Mother’s Current Job Status, and Communicative Stimulation) for expressive language development. This study found that home learning environment is a more significant factor for children's receptive and expressive language development than parent demographic characteristics with the exception of the education level of parents, current job status of the mother, and habitation status of the mother.

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