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ERIC Number: ED020528
Record Type: RIE
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Pages: 66
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THE CONSTRUCTION AND VALIDATION OF A SCALE TO MEASURE CHILDREN'S SCHOOL MORALE.
WRIGHTSMAN, LAWRENCE; AND OTHERS
THIS REPORT DESCRIBES WAYS OF ASSESSING CHANGES IN PUPIL ATTITUDE AND MORALE. REVIEWS OF PREVIOUS MEASURES OF SCHOOL MORALE ARE INCLUDED. THE DIMENSIONS OF THE SCHOOL MORALE SCALE ARE--(1) MORALE ABOUT THE SCHOOL BUILDING, QUALITY OF INSTRUCTION AND MATERIALS, SCHOOL ADMINISTRATIVE PERSONNEL AND REGULATIONS, COMMUNITY AND PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT, AND TEACHER-STUDENT RELATIONSHIPS, AND (2) GENERAL FEELING ABOUT ATTENDING SCHOOL. THE SCALE CONSISTS OF 84 ITEMS, PREPARED FOR EACH DIMENSION, WITH WHICH THE PUPIL COULD AGREE OR DISAGREE. THE EVIDENCES OF VALIDITY ARE SCHOOL DIFFERENCES, GRADE AND SEX DIFFERENCES, AND THE RELATIONSHIP OF STUDENT SCORES TO TEACHER NOMINATIONS. SCHOOL MORALE SCORES ARE CORRELATED WITH AGE, INTELLIGENCE, GRADE POINT AVERAGE, ACHIEVEMENT TESTS, PHILOSOPHIES OF HUMAN NATURE SCORES, AUTHORITARIANISM, AND SOCIAL DESIRABILITY. CORRELATIONS BETWEEN SUBSCALES WERE HIGH ENOUGH FOR THE CONCLUSION THAT A GENERAL CONCEPT OF "SCHOOL MORALE" EXISTS. PORTIONS OF THE PAPER WERE PRESENTED AT THE AMERICAN EDUCATION RESEARCH ASSOCIATION CONVENTION (CHICAGO, FEBRUARY 8, 1968). (PH)
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Authoring Institution: George Peabody Coll. for Teachers, Nashville, TN.
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