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NDACAN Measure Details

Home Observation for Measurement of the Environment Inventory/Early Adolescent Version (EA-HOME)


The Home Observation for Measurement of the Environment Inventory - Early Adolescent Version (EA-HOME) was designed to measure the quantity and quality of stimulation, support, and structure available to children ages 10 to 15 in their home environments. It consists of 60 items rated yes/no by a trained observer/interviewer. The instrument takes about an hour to complete. It has been used with homes including: African Americans, Chinese Americans, European Americans, Mexican Americans, and Dominican Americans.


Bradley, R.H., Corwyn, R.F., Caldwell, B.M., Whiteside-Mansel, L., Wasserman, G.A., & Mink, I.T. (2000). Measuring the home environments of children in early adolescence. Journal of Research on Adolescence. 10(3), 247-288. Retrieved from: