Author(s): Adam P. Matheny, Jr., Theodore D. Wachs, Jennifer L. Ludwig, and Kay Phillips.
Collection Method: Self-Report Questionnaire
Scoring Method: Uses a scale of 1-4; (1) Very much like your own home; (2) Somewhat like your own home; (3) A little bit like your own home; (4) Not at all like your own home. The lower the score, the better the home environment is
Number of questions: 15
- CHAOS tool measures children’s home environment for the level of confusion, hubbub and order.
- The tools is built on the premise that children are able to learn better in households with more order, less confusion and hubbub
- Suitable for use in programs working with families with children aged 3 years and over
This tool was created by a group of researchers and is typically free to use for not-for-profit organizations.