Chrysoula Tsirmpa, Nektarios Stellakis, Konstantinos Lavidas

University of Patras, Greece; https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0610-2425, 0000-0002-1934-8715, 0000-0003-2225-1137

 

DOI: https://doi.org/10.36534/erlj.2019.01.13

Bibliographic citation: (ISSN 2657-9774) Educational Role of Language Journal.     Volume 2019-1(1).  Boosting the Educational Experiencing of Language, pp. 132-144

                                                           

Abstract                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

In recent years, the importance of parents’ beliefs in their children‚Äôs literacy has increasingly been recognized. The main purpose of this article is to investigate: a) the internal consistency of the 7 subscales of the PRBI, b) the factor structure and c) the concurrent validity in a sample of Greek parents. In this survey 168 parents of preschool children attending the 13 public kindergartens in the city of Pyrgos, during the school year 2017-2018 participated. Six of the seven subscales of PRBI demonstrated adequate internal consistency. Principal component and parallel analyses revealed a four-factor structure and preliminary evidence of concurrent validity was also revealed. On the basis of the results, PRBI is considered an appropriate tool for investigating the beliefs of parents in Greece as well. The evidence shows the continuation of the research to a wider sample for the definition of the factor structure tool on Greek specimen.

Keywords: parents’ beliefs, home literacy practices, PRBI, psychometric properties

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