Home Observation for Measurement of the Environment (HOME) Inventory
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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."
- 59 items
- 8 factors
- “Yes” indicates that the family is credited with providing the kind of input required by the item.
- “No” indicates no credit.
- “Overall, the data indicated that the Elementary HOME may be a useful method of screening the developmental environments of elementary age children.”
Emotional and Verbal Responsivity
- Family has fairly regular and predictable daily schedule for child (meals, bedtime, TV, homework, etc.)
Encouragement of Maturity
- Family requires child to keep living and play area reasonably clean and straight.
- Parent has not lost temper with child more than once during previous week.
Growth-Focusing Materials and Experiences
- Child has free access to record player or radio.
Provision for Active Stimulation
- Family encourages child to develop or sustain hobbies.
Family Participation in Developmentally Stimulating Experiences
- Family member has taken child or arranged for child to attend some type of live musical or theater performance.
- Father (or father substitute) regularly engages in outdoor recreation with child.
Aspects of the Physical Environment
- There is at least 100 square feet of living space per person in the house.