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ERIC Number: EJ1165646
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1059-308X
School Climate Community Scale: Report on Construct Validity and Internal Consistency
Thapa, Amrit; Cohen, Jonathan
School Community Journal, v7 n2 p303-320 2017
This article provides a preliminary report on the construct validity and internal consistency of the "Community Scale." The "Community Scale" was developed to acknowledge the perceptions of community members and to promote a student-led "School Community Partnership Process" within the larger context of school climate improvement efforts. A brief history of the development of the "Community Scale" provides context for the current study of its psychometric properties. Results relating to factor analyses and reliability coefficients based on data collected from community members associated with two schools in Illinois, one school in Connecticut, and one school in Minnesota are then presented. Findings show that the "Community Scale" (version 2.0) measures two dimensions of school-community collaborations and support. The scale shows acceptable construct validity and acceptable to good internal consistency, with scope for even stronger psychometric properties as the scale is refined further.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Illinois; Connecticut; Minnesota
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