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SchoolMaps: A reliability and validity study for a secondary education school climate instrument


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Abstract (summary)

This study provided validity and reliability data for a new secondary education school climate instrument created at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. This instrument was designed measured perceived school climate across psychosocial dimensions and perceived academic achievement and academic efficacy. Three dimensions of the new instrument, SchoolMaps, were compared to scales from the School Development Program at Yale University's High School Climate Survey to provide validity data. Reliability data for the new instrument was also investigated. A volunteer sample of 288 students in three high schools volunteered to participate. The three participating schools were located in a medium sized Midwestern city.

Results indicated significant correlations p<.01 were found between the three similar dimensions of the two instruments. Strong reliability data was demonstrated for all dimensions of SchoolMaps derived from intercorrelational data. Reliability scores for SchoolMaps were generally stronger than those for the Yale measure. Two dimensions prevalent in the instrument, interpersonal relationships and academic efficacy, were significantly linked to perceived academic success. Behavioral self-control was found to have a strong relationship with teacher-student relations. Self determination was found to have a high correlation with student-teacher relations, home-school relations, and peer relations.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Curricula;
Teaching;
Educational evaluation;
Secondary education
Classification
0727: Curricula
0727: Teaching
0288: Educational evaluation
0533: Secondary education
Identifier / keyword
Education, School climate, SchoolMaps, Secondary education
Title
SchoolMaps: A reliability and validity study for a secondary education school climate instrument
Author
Paul, Kimberly A.
Number of pages
123
Publication year
2005
Degree date
2005
School code
0138
Source
DAI-A 66/12, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780542464232, 0542464233
Advisor
Walter, L. James
University/institution
The University of Nebraska - Lincoln
University location
United States -- Nebraska
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3199702
ProQuest document ID
305455158
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/305455158
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