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Sambandet mellan läs- och skrivförmåga, hemmiljö samt föräldrars socioekonomiska och kulturella bakgrund: En enkätstudie om relationen mellan elevers läs- och skrivförmåga i årskurs tre, läs- och skrivmiljön i hemmet samt föräldrars födelseland, utbildningsnivå och yrke
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Educational Sciences, Department of Education.
2014 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this thesis is to investigate the correlation between students’ literacy skills in grade three, and their home literacy environment, as well as parents’ socioeconomic and socio-cultural status. I intend to discuss the correlation between literacy skills and students’ home literacy environment, including multimodal text and electronic resources such as tablets and computers. I also intend to discuss students’ literacy skills in relation to their parents’ country of birth, level of education and profession. My method consists of a parent questionnaire and student results from the National Test in Swedish as a Native Language in grade three. Two classes from two different schools participate in the study. I am using Cronbachs alpha to calculate the internal consistency, in other words how well my questions measure the same thing. I utilize the chi-square method to calculate the probability for a certain correlation. To analyze the results, I am using Pierre Bourdieu’s concepts of habitus and cultural capital. My results show no significant connection between literacy and home literacy environment, socioeconomic background or parents’ country of birth. However, I am able to detect a tendency which argues that children with well educated parents achieve higher scores on the National Test than students with low educated parents. The tendency indicates that children with well educated parents have more developed literacy skills than children with low educated parents.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Examensarbete vid Institutionen för pedagogik, didaktik och utbildningsstudier, 2014vt00893
Keyword [en]
Literacy; Home literacy environment; Country of birth; Socioeconomic status; Bourdieu
National Category
Educational Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-226435OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-226435DiVA: diva2:725601
Subject / course
Educational Sciences
Educational program
Teacher Education Programme
Available from: 2014-06-17 Created: 2014-06-16 Last updated: 2014-06-17Bibliographically approved

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