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The influence of early linguistic skills and family factors on literacy acquisition in Chinese children: Follow-up from age 3 to age 11
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, State Key Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience and Learning & IDG/McGovern Institute for Brain Research, China ; , Laboratoire de Sciences Cognitives et Psycholinguistique (ENS, CNRS, EHESS), France ; , State Key Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience and Learning & IDG/McGovern Institute for Brain Research, China ; , Department of Psychology ; , Center for Human Growth and Development, United States ; , , Department of Psychology, China ; , Preventive Health Care Branch, China ; , Department of Pediatrics, China ; , Laboratoire de Sciences Cognitives et Psycholinguistique (ENS, CNRS, EHESS), France ; , State Key Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience and Learning & IDG/McGovern Institute for Brain Research, China

Learning and Instruction Volume 49, Number 1, ISSN 0959-4752 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd

Abstract

The present longitudinal study investigated the predictive power of preschool linguistic skills and early family factors on children's comprehensive literacy skills at the end of primary school in 262 Chinese children. The results indicated that a substantial (20–34%) share of variance of 5th grade (age 11) literacy skills in Chinese could be explained by early family factors (age 3) and linguistic skills (age 3–age 5). Family socioeconomic status and parent-child reading tuition were associated with different literacy measures. A differential pattern of prediction was also observed among different literacy skills. Furthermore, path analyses indicated that the relationships between early family factors and literacy skills at age 11 were mediated by specific linguistic and cognitive skills at preschool.

Citation

Su, M., Peyre, H., Song, S., McBride, C., Tardif, T., Li, H., Zhang, Y., Liang, W., Zhang, Z., Ramus, F. & Shu, H. (2017). The influence of early linguistic skills and family factors on literacy acquisition in Chinese children: Follow-up from age 3 to age 11. Learning and Instruction, 49(1), 54-63. Elsevier Ltd. Retrieved November 18, 2019 from .

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