ERIC Number: ED174936
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr-9
Reference Count: 0
Delinquency in a Seventh-Grade Cohort: Impact of School Climate on Problem Behavior.
Wright, William E.; Jesness, Carl F.
The relationship between delinquency and school climate is defined as the aggregate-belief-value characteristics of the people who make up the school. This relationship was investigated to determine if an aggregate measure of student attitudes about school, as measured bu the Quality of School Life Scale (QSL), can be used as a measure of the school's own characteristics. Subjects were 2,184 students enrolled in eighth grade during the spring of 1978. Multiple regression procedures were used to test the effect of student background characteristics on QSL scores, partial out those effects, and then test the independent contribution of school membership. Results indicated that the QSL: (1) measures both school characteristics and student attitudes; (2) is a fair measure of student affective responses to school; and (3) affects both the Scold and Unobtrusiveness behavior analysis scales. (Author/HLM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Rosenberg Foundation, San Francisco, CA.
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of the Youth Authority, Sacramento.
Identifiers: Quality of School Life Scale
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, California, April 8-12, 1979)