Master's Theses

Date of Award

Summer 1986

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Psychology

Advisor

Cathy Hall

Abstract

The purpose of the present study was to examine a possible correlation between a child's skill in recognizing the labels and logos in his/her environment and scores on a reading readiness test. Preschool children age three years eight months to five years eight months were recruited from the local area. A total of 38 subjects, males and females, were tested. The subjects were administered three measures: a test of receptive vocabulary (Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test- Revised, PPVT-R), a measure of reading readiness (Test of Early Reading Ability, TERA), and a measure of environmental print awareness (Environmental Print cards). Ten logos were presented to the subjects, each appearing in three forms. The first form consisted of the logo with all content (color, form, etc.) cues, the second form had some content cues removed, the third f9rm was absent of all context cues and presented the logo in block print. Pearson correlations were run. The results partially supported the first hypothesis that the older subjects performed better on the measure of environmental print awareness than did younger subjects. The results failed to support a second hypothesis that a significant correlation would be found between scores on the environmental print cards and the TERA.

Rights

Copyright 1986 Elizabeth A. Billinger

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