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ERIC Number: EJ924211
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jun
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0734-2829
Examination of the Latent Structure of the Psychological Sense of School Membership Scale
You, Sukkyung; Ritchey, Kristin M.; Furlong, Michael J.; Shochet, Ian; Boman, Peter
Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, v29 n3 p225-237 Jun 2011
Despite its widespread use, there has been limited examination of the underlying factor structure of the Psychological Sense of School Membership (PSSM) scale. The current study examined the psychometric properties of the PSSM to refine its utility for researchers and practitioners using a sample of 504 Australian high school students. Results from exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses indicated that the PSSM is a multidimensional instrument. Factor analysis procedures identified three factors representing related aspects of students' perceptions of their school membership: "caring relationships," "acceptance," and "rejection." (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia