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ERIC Number: EJ1091905
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1066-8926
The Reliability and Validity of the Cultural Congruity and University Environment Scales with Chicana/o Community College Students
Gloria, Alberta M.; Castellanos, Jeanett; Herrera, Nancy
Community College Journal of Research and Practice, v40 n5 p426-438 2016
Following the calls for increased research on the educational experiences of Chicana/o community college students, and the development of culturally applicable measures for communities of color, this study examined the utility and the applicability of the Cultural Congruity Scale (CCS) and University Environment Scale (UES) for use with Chicana/o community college students. Applying a psychosociocultural framework, the reliability, construct, and criterion-related validity of the scales for use with a sample of 110 Chicana/o community college students was examined. Results demonstrated adequate reliability and construct validity, with indication of applicability of these scales for the study's sample. Overall, the study challenges normative practices in educational research that students--despite their race/ethnicity, backgrounds, and histories--face similar educational experiences. Implications are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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