Socioeconomic status correlates with measures of Language ENvironment Analysis (LENA) system: a meta-analysis [post]

Leonardo Piot, Naomi Havron, Alejandrina Cristia
2021 unpublished
Using a meta-analytic approach, we evaluate the association between socioeconomic status (SES) and children's experiences measured with the Language Environment Analysis (LENA) system. Our final analysis included 22 independent samples, representing data from 1583 children. A model controlling for LENATM measures, age and publication type revealed an effect size of r_z= .186, indicating a small effect of SES on children's language experiences. The type of LENA metric measured emerged as a
more » ... icant moderator, indicating stronger effects for adult word counts than child vocalization counts. These results provide important evidence for the strength of association between SES and children's everyday language experiences as measured with an unobtrusive recording analyzed automatically in a standardized fashion.
doi:10.31219/ fatcat:5hqc6fhevbggffxrtfm2rptpgu