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Home Environment and Literacy Skills Development in Pupils in the Calabar Municipality, Cross River State, Nigeria
The study aimed at investigating home environment and literacy skills development in pupils in Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria. To achieve this objective, three research questions were asked, one of which was answered and two hypotheses were formulated and tested. An instrument titled, Home Environment Questionnaire was developed faced validated and used in collecting data from a sample of 200 primary five pupils drawn from a population of 2,528 through the simple random sampling. The data obtained was analyzed using population t-test analysis at a 0.001 level of significance. The result of the analysis showed that availability of literacy materials in the home is significant. Parental involvement in pupils’ literacy skills development is significantly high. The study was concluded with some recommendations, urging parents to always provide literacy materials for their children’s literacy activities.