publication . Other literature type . Article . 2011

Delaware School Climate Survey—Student: Its factor structure, concurrent validity, and reliability

George G. Bear; Clare Gaskins; Jessica C. Blank; Fang Fang Chen;
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  • Published: 01 Apr 2011
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Abstract
Abstract The Delaware School Climate Survey—Student (DSCS—S) was developed to provide schools with a brief and psychometrically sound student survey for assessing school climate, particularly the dimensions of social support and structure. Confirmatory factor analyses, conducted on a sample of 11,780 students in 85 schools, showed that a bifactor model consisting of five specific factors and one general factor (School Climate) best represented the data. Those five factors are represented in five subscales of the DSCS—S: Teacher–Student Relations, Student–Student Relations, Fairness of Rules, Liking of School, and School Safety. The factor structure was shown to ...
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free text keywords: Education, Developmental and Educational Psychology, Psychometrics, Concurrent validity, Clinical psychology, Ethnic group, Poison control, Program evaluation, Academic achievement, Social support, Psychology, Validity
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