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dc.contributor.authorSchueler, Beth
dc.contributor.authorCapotosto, Lauren Beth
dc.contributor.authorBahena, Sofia
dc.contributor.authorMcIntyre, Joseph Clark
dc.contributor.authorGehlbach, Hunter
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-04T20:02:24Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.citationSchueler, Beth E., Lauren Capotosto, Sofía Bahena, Joseph McIntyre and Hunter Gehlbach. 2014. Measuring Parent Perceptions of School Climate. Psychological Assessment xx, no. x:xx-xx.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1040-3590en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:11143738
dc.description.abstractParents' attitudes about their children’s schools matter. Their views can shape their children’s attitudes about school, affect their levels of family-school engagement, and influence their residential and school enrollment decisions. This paper describes the development of a survey scale to assess parent perceptions of the climate of their child’s school. Our comprehensive scale development process incorporated feedback from academics and potential respondents from the outset of the design process to enhance scale quality. We conducted three studies with national samples of parents (n = 385; n = 253; n = 266) to gather evidence of scale score reliability and valid score inferences based on convergent/discriminant validity. Through confirmatory factor analysis we identified a theoretically grounded factor structure that fit the data well. Interestingly, we found no evidence that parental response patterns distinguish between academic and social elements of school climate. Furthermore, we found that parents of younger children, on average, had a more positive perception of the school’s climate than parents of older children. We conclude by discussing how researchers and Pre-K – 12 schools and districts can use the scale to aid school improvement efforts.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherAmerican Psychological Associationen_US
dash.licenseOAP
dc.titleMeasuring Parent Perceptions of School Climateen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.description.versionAccepted Manuscripten_US
dc.relation.journalPsychological Assessmenten_US
dash.depositing.authorGehlbach, Hunter
dc.date.available2013-10-04T20:02:24Z
dc.identifier.doi10.1037/a0034830
dash.contributor.affiliatedMcIntyre, Joseph
dash.contributor.affiliatedGehlbach, Hunter
dash.contributor.affiliatedSchueler, Beth
dash.contributor.affiliatedCapotosto, Lauren
dash.contributor.affiliatedBahena, Sofia


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