ERIC Number: ED318762
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Apr
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A Statistical Analysis of the Charles F. Kettering Climate Scale.
Johnson, William L.; Dixon, Paul N.
A statistical analysis was performed on the Charles F. Kettering (CFK) Scale, a popular four-section measure of school climate. The study centered on a multivariate analysis of Part A, the General Climate Factors section of the instrument, using data gathered from several elementary, junior high, and high school campuses in a large school district in the southwestern United States. Factor analysis was used to examine the construct validity of the section. The first data set consisted of 30 junior high school teachers and administrators, 78 ninth graders, 66 eighth graders, and 83 seventh graders. Five additional data sets were similar in composition to the first set, with total sizes of 415, 747, 822, 1,200, and 1,311, respectively. These subsequent data sets also included elementary and high school students and administrators. Results of the factor analysis show that the instrument subscales group in a different manner than was proposed by the scale's developers. It is suggested that new subscales be designed to improve overall scale validity. Eight tables present data from the study. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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