Date of Award
Master of Social Work
School of Social Work
First Reader/Committee Chair
Carolyn McAllister, PhD, MSW
Socioeconomic status impacts a variety of mental health outcomes, including language development. Delays in language development have consistently been linked to poverty. Decreases in vocabulary and phonological awareness are among developmental delays in school-aged children living in poverty. This research aims to contribute to the field of human services by examining the negative impacts of poverty on language development from a social worker’s perspective. As social workers thrive to serve disadvantaged populations, this research brings awareness to how language development deficiencies occur in school-aged children living in poverty.
To fulfill the purpose of this study, a quantitative, descriptive/explanatory design will be implemented. Descriptive statistics will be utilized to identify the demographic profile of the respondents from the obtained data. Furthermore, multiple bi-variate analyses will be used to assess a significant relationship between poverty and language development.
Samari, Farbod, "IMPACTS OF POVERTY ON LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT HOW LOW SOCIO-ECONOMIC STATUS STUDENTS ARE AT AN ACADEMIC DISADVANTAGE" (2023). Electronic Theses, Projects, and Dissertations. 1626.