Faculty mentor: Seung-Hee Claire Son
A large vocabulary knowledge gap exists among children depending on their demographic characteristics, where boys and children with low SES backgrounds have low vocabulary skills. Our research question pertains to the idea that a child’s vocabulary knowledge may be predictable by their interest and engagement level in the topic. Our results showed that when boys had a higher level of engagement in birds they showed higher receptive vocabulary knowledge. r(25) = .423, p<.005
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