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Examination of the latent structure of the psychological sense of school membership scale

You, Sukkyung, Ritchey, Kristin, Furlong, Michael, Shochet, Ian M., & Boman, Peter (2011) Examination of the latent structure of the psychological sense of school membership scale. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 29(3), pp. 225-237.

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Abstract

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

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ID Code: 38958
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: School membership, Bonding, connectedness, engagement, factor analysis, Australian sample
DOI: 10.1177/0734282910379968
ISSN: 0734-2829
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > Schools > School of Cultural & Professional Learning
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 SAGE Publications
Deposited On: 02 Dec 2010 12:05
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2013 21:35

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