Home Environment, Cognitive Processes, and Intelligence: A Path Analysis

  • Robert H. Bradley
  • Bettye M. Caldwell
Part of the NATO Conference Series book series (NATOCS, volume 14)


Information from longitudinal studies conducted in the last 20 years indicates a strong link between cognitive development and the quality of stimulation available in the early home environment. To date, however, primary attention has been devoted to the direct relationship between environmental stimulation and various cognitive outcomes (i.e., IQ, achievement test scores, language performance). Very few data are available on the relations between environmental quality and the cognitive processes which may facilitate intellectual attainment.


Path Analysis Home Environment Social Responsiveness Language Competence Language Score 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert H. Bradley
    • 1
  • Bettye M. Caldwell
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Arkansas at Little RockLittle RockUSA

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