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ERIC Number: EJ761798
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Feb
Pages: 13
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: ISSN-0033-3085
Development of the California School Climate and Safety Survey-Short Form
Furlong, Michael J.; Greif, Jennifer L.; Bates, Michael P.; Whipple, Angela D.; Jimenez, Terese C.; Morrison, Richard
Psychology in the Schools, v42 n2 p137-149 Feb 2005
Planning is essential to creating safe schools and it is required by the Federal No Child Left Behind legislation (U.S. Department of Education, 2004) and implemented via district local education action plans. The implementation of these plans involves continuous monitoring and reevaluation of information pertinent to each campus. As such, this process is facilitated by the availability of measures that are simple to administer, inexpensive, and whose psychometric properties have been evaluated. The California School Climate and Safety Survey (CSCSS), originally developed by M. J. Furlong, R. Morrison, and S. Boles (1991), was specifically developed for these purposes. The CSCSS is a student self-report questionnaire created to measure general school climate and personal safety-related experiences. In this article, we present the results of an evaluation of the CSCSS including exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses. These analyses reduced the original CSCSS research version from 102 items to 54 items. The psychometric properties of this CSCSS-SF (Short Form) are presented. (Contains 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001