ERIC Number: ED340738
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Nov
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Assessing School Climate.
Bobbett, Gordon C.; French, Russell L.
Use of the School Climate and Context Inventory (SCCI) as a measure of school climate was investigated. The SCCI had previously been used as a measure of climate in a study of six rural high schools in Kentucky and Tennessee; in the current study, the SCCI was administered to 20 faculty members from each school. Split-half correlation and Cronbach's alpha were used to evaluate internal consistency of the SCCI. Factor analysis was also used to evaluate the 45 items and 8 clusters of the SCCI. The evaluation of internal consistency indicates that the SCCI as a whole measures something in a consistent manner. No individual items need to be removed because they consistently lend themselves to multiple interpretations. One of the factor analyses indicates that almost all SCCI items load on one factor. Consequently, the climate of a school may be a whole, rather than a series of parts. The results suggest that there may be as many as 11 distinct factors being measured by the SCCI, although further study is needed to clarify the issue of school climate. Seven data tables and a six-item list of references are included. Appendices present the SCCI and a table of Guttman's partial correlations. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
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Identifiers - Location: Kentucky; Tennessee