Revista Latinoamericana de Psicología
versão impressa ISSN 0120-0534
SUSPERREGUY, MARÍA INÉS ; STRASSER, KATHERINE; LISSI, MARÍA ROSA e MENDIVE, SUSANA. LITERACY BELIEFS AND PRACTICES IN CHILEAN FAMILIES WITH DIFFERENT EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUNDS. rev.latinoam.psicol. [online]. 2007, vol.39, n.2, pp. 239-251. ISSN 0120-0534.
This study describes literacy beliefs and practices in families with different educational levels in Chile. Participants were 188 parents of kindergarten children. Parents filled a questionnaire about their educational level, the frequency with which they engaged in several literacy practices at home, and their beliefs about the development of early literacy. Results show differences as well as similarities with findings from developed countries. Main differences concern the frequency of some literacy practices at home, which are less frequent in Chile than in developed countries, regardless of the family's educational level. Main similarities between these findings and those from developed countries concern the associations between educational level and family literacy variables.
Palavras-chave : family; literacy; beliefs; joint storybook reading.