The Home Observation Measurement of the Environment-Short Form (HOME-SF)

The Home Observation Measurement of the Environment-Short Form (HOME-SF) is an observation instrument commonly used to measure the home environment of children ages birth to 15 years old. The HOME-SF is an abridged version of the HOME inventory, which is twice the length, and contains mother-reported items. The HOME-SF provides cognitive stimulation and emotional support subscores along with the total score.

Content

Topics
Parent support,
Emotional support,
Sensitivity,
Cognitive,
Physical,
Social,
Affection,
Responsiveness,
Encouragement,
Positive Involvement,
Adult Involvement,
Child Involvement,
Positive Discipline,
Supervision,
Control,
Mother Responsiveness,
Infants
Birth-15 years
Languages
English

Administration Information

Length
Not specified
Price

Email: Dr. Betty Caldwell [bmcaldwell@ualr.edu]

Access and Use

Open Access
No
Peer-Reviewed Study Citations

“Research/Technical Reports.” n.d. National Longitudinal Survey of Youth, Children and Young Adults. Accessed February 1, 2019. https://www.nlsinfo.org/content/cohorts/nlsy79-children/other-documenta….

Zaslow, Martha J., Nancy S. Weinfield, Megan Gallagher, Elizabeth C. Hair, John R. Ogawa, Byron Egeland, Patton O. Tabors, and Jeanne M. De Temple. 2006. “Longitudinal Prediction of Child Outcomes from Differing Measures of Parenting in a Low-Income Sample.” Developmental Psychology 42 (1): 27–37.

Ferron, John, and And Others. 1995. “Cause Indicator Models for the Cognitive Component of the Home Observation for Measurement of the Environment--Short Form.” Assessment 2 (4): 381–89.

Bailey, C.T. & Boykin, A.W. (2001). The role of task variability and home contextual factors in the academic performance and task motivation of African American elementary school children. The Journal of Negro Education, 70(1/2), 84-95. Retrieved from: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2696285

Boykin, A.W. & Bailey, C.T. (2001). The role of cultural factors in school relevant cognitive functioning: Description of home environmental factors, cultural orientations, and learning preferences (Report No. 43). Johns Hopkins University and Howard University’s Center for the Education of Students Placed At Risk (CRESPAR). Retrieved from: http://www.csos.jhu.edu/crespar/techReports/Report43.pdf

Bailey, C. (1997). Physical stimulation and cognitive performance of low-income African American and European American school children: Conceptual, motivational, and practical considerations for educational research and practice. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL.

Boykin, A.W. & Cunningham, R.T. The effects of movement expressiveness in story content and learning context on the analogical reasoning performance of African American Children. Negro Education, 70(1/2), 72-83. Retrieved from: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2696284

Psychometrics

Scoring
Manual scoring
Psychometric Citations

“The HOME (Home Observation Measurement of the Environment).” n.d. National Longitudinal Survey of Youth, Children and Young Adults. Accessed February 1, 2019. https://www.nlsinfo.org/content/cohorts/nlsy79-children/topical-guide/a….

“Research/Technical Reports.” n.d. National Longitudinal Survey of Youth, Children and Young Adults. Accessed February 1, 2019. https://www.nlsinfo.org/content/cohorts/nlsy79-children/other-documenta….