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ERIC Number: EJ803735
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1096-7516
The Classroom and School Community Inventory: Development, Refinement, and Validation of a Self-Report Measure for Educational Research
Rovai, Alfred P.; Wighting, Mervyn J.; Lucking, Robert
Internet and Higher Education, v7 n4 p263-280 2004
The development and validation of an instrument designated as the Classroom and School Community Inventory (CSCI) are described. Scores on both the classroom form and the school form of the CSCI possess strong content validity, construct validity, internal consistencies, and 2-week test-retest reliability. Using a sample of 341 traditional and online students, confirmatory maximum likelihood factor analysis with oblique rotation provides empirical support for the conceptual distinctions between the latent dimensions of social community and learning community in both forms and for the existence of classroom and school communities as separate but related constructs. The two factors of the classroom form account for 70.73% of the variance in the data, and the two factors of the school form account for 63.54% of the variance. (Contains 8 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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