Home Observation for Measurement of the Environment (HOME) Inventory

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Summary: "HOME measures aspects of the quantity and quality of social, emotional, and cognitive support made available to the child in the home environment."
Reference: Bradley, R. H., Caldwell, B. M., Rock, S. L., Hamrick, H. M., & Harris, P. (1988). Home observation for measurement of the environment: Development of a home inventory for use with families having children 6 to 10 years old. Contemporary Educational Psychology, 13, 58-71.
Citation: (Bradley, Caldwell, Rock, Hamrick, & Harris, 1988))


The purpose of this report is to describe the development of a new version of one of the most widely used environmental process measures, the Home Observation for Measurement of the Environment (HOME) Inventory. "The version described is designed for use with families having children between 6 and 10 years old. The two previously developed versions of the HOME Inventory were designed for children ages birth through three and children ages three to six."


Sample items

Emotional and Verbal Responsivity

Encouragement of Maturity

Emotional Climate

Growth-Focusing Materials and Experiences

Provision for Active Stimulation

Family Participation in Developmentally Stimulating Experiences

Paternal Involvement

Aspects of the Physical Environment

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