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Document Type:   Thesis
Title:   The Effects of Space and Furnishings on Academic Readiness Scores of West Virginia Preschoolers
Author:   J. Elise Coccari
College:   Liberal Arts
Degree Program:   Psychology, M.A.
Degree:   Master of Arts
Committee Director:   Dr. Elizabeth Boyles
Document Availability:   Document available for World-Wide access.
Date of Defense:   11/12/01

The effect of space and furnishings, as measured by the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale - Revised (ECERS-R), on the School Readiness Composite (SRC) of the Bracken Basic Concept Scale - Revised (BBCS-R) was investigated. The data analyzed was collected as part of the West Virginia Educare Initiative and included the SRC from 65 preshcool students, ranging in age from 2 years, 6 months to 5 years, 0 months. The first subtest score on the ECERS-R, space and furnishings, was also calculated for each child's classroom. The Spearman rank correlation coefficient between the SRC on the BBCS-R and the space and furnishings score on the ECERS-R was .26 at the .05 level of significance. Due to the low level of the correlation coefficient and lack of research in this area, duplicate studies are needed.  

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