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

Domains
Parent support,
Emotional support,
Sensitivity,
Cognitive,
Physical,
Social,
Affection,
Responsiveness,
Encouragement,
Positive Involvement,
Adult Involvement,
Child Involvement,
Positive Discipline,
Supervision,
Control,
Mother Responsiveness,
Infants
Languages
English

Access and Use

Price

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

Open Access
No
Use in Research

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. http://www.jstor.org/stable/2696285

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. http://www.jstor.org/stable/2696284

Zaslow, M. J., Weinfield, N. S., Gallagher, M., Hair, E. C., Ogawa, J. R., Egeland, B., ... & De Temple, J. M. (2006). Longitudinal prediction of child outcomes from differing measures of parenting in a low-income sample. Developmental Psychology42(1), 27-37. https://doi.org/10.1037/0012-1649.42.1.27

Psychometrics

Scoring
Manual scoring