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ERIC Number: EJ1116298
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1076-0180
Development of the Community Impact Scale Measuring Community Organization Perceptions of Partnership Benefits and Costs
Srinivas, Tejaswinhi; Meenan, Chelsea E.; Drogin, Elizabeth; DePrince, Anne P.
Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, v21 n2 p5-21 Spr 2015
This article describes the development and psychometric properties of the Community Impact Scale (CIS), a measure of benefits and costs of community-university partnerships across a range of outcomes as perceived by community partners. Scale development was carried out in two phases: (a) item generation, through which the research team, in close collaboration with a long-term community partner, created scale items based on content analysis of interviews with eight community partners, observations of existing community-university partnerships, and insights from the research literature; and (b) item analysis, through which the psychometric properties of the scale were examined and the scale slightly revised based on results of administering the scale to a sample of 31 community partners. The final version of the CIS comprised 46 items across eight scale domains. The CIS may be regarded as a foundational assessment tool that has the potential to help community partners evaluate the impact of partnering with universities.
Edward Ginsberg Center for Community Service and Learning, University of Michigan. 1024 Hill Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-3310. Tel: 734-647-7402; Fax: 734-647-7464; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Colorado (Denver)
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