Home observation for measurement of the environment: a revision of the preschool scale

Am J Ment Defic. 1979 Nov;84(3):235-44.


Information pertaining to a revision of the Caldwell HOME Inventory for use with families of children ages 3 to 6 was presented. Factor and item analyses were used as a basis for reducing the number of items from 80 to 55. The items were clustered into eight subscales. Kuder-Richardson 20 coefficients for the scale ranged from .53 to .93. Concurrent and predictive validity studies indicated that the HOME scales significantly correlated with IQ (as high as r = .58). Low to moderate correlations were obtained between HOME scores and SES measures, with significant correlations ranging from .30 to .65.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Child, Preschool
  • Developmental Disabilities / diagnosis
  • Factor Analysis, Statistical
  • Family
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Intellectual Disability / diagnosis*
  • Male
  • Psychometrics
  • Risk
  • Social Environment*
  • Socioeconomic Factors
  • Stanford-Binet Test