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ERIC Number: ED532789
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 125
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ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1094-1234-5
Classroom Social Capital: Development of a Measure of Instrumental Social Support within Academic Settings
Shecter, Julie
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Illinois at Chicago
Many universities implement programs and interventions to increase students' perceived instrumental social support within the classroom setting, yet to date, no measures exist to adequately assess such perceptions. In response to this need, the current research developed an operational definition of instrumental classroom social support and also developed the Classroom Social Support Scale, a 21-item Likert-style measure with three subscales: education-oriented support, time-oriented support, and emotion-oriented support. Students with low anxiety, high extroversion, and positive school-related cognitions are more likely to report greater classroom social support, as are younger students and female students. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States