Assessing sense of community on adolescents: validating the brief scale of sense of community in adolescents (SoC-A)

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Chiessi, Monica, Cicognani, Elvira and Sonn, Christopher (2010) Assessing sense of community on adolescents: validating the brief scale of sense of community in adolescents (SoC-A). Journal of Community Psychology, 38 (3). pp. 276-292. ISSN 0090-4392

Abstract

Sense of Community (SoC) is a key theoretical construct in community psychology. This study validated a SoC scale for adolescents (SoC-A) in Italy. The scale comprises 20 items and five components: satisfaction of needs and opportunities for involvement; support and emotional connection with peers; support and emotional connection in the community; sense of belonging; and opportunities for influence. The sample included 661 Italian high school students (47% male and 53% female) between the ages of 15 and 18 years old. Factor analysis and confirmatory factor analysis confirmed five components corresponding to the original work of Cicognani, Albanesi, and Zani (2006). The boys scored higher on SoC than girls. There were no differences between age groups. Results showed differences in SoC between types of schools (lycee, vocational and technical institutes).

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Item type Article
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/7138
DOI https://doi.org/10.1002/jcop.20364
Official URL http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jcop.20...
Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 1608 Sociology
Historical > FOR Classification > 1701 Psychology
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Social Sciences and Psychology
Keywords ResPubID21598. adolescents, youth, community attitudes, Sense of Community, community psychology, wellbeing, Italy, Italian
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