Saturday, January 12, 2019

Reading in Adolescence Strengthens Educational Achievement Later On

The findings from this study suggest that book-oriented socialization, indicated by home library size, equips youth with life-long tastes, skills and knowledge. This study documents the advantageous effects of scholarly culture for adult literacy, adult numeracy, and adult technological problem-solving. Results show that growing up with home libraries boosts adult skills in these areas, beyond the benefits accrued from parental education or own educational or occupational attainment.

Sikora, J., Evans, M. D. R., & Kelley, J. (2018). Scholarly culture: How books in adolescence enhance adult literacy, numeracy and technology skills in 31 societiesSocial Science Research, 77, 1-15.

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