Psychological sense of community in high school students

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dc.contributor.advisor Pretty, Grace
dc.creator Andrewes, Lisa 2011-05-09T12:32:14Z 2011-05-09T12:32:14Z 1991
dc.identifier.other RA790.55 A62 1991
dc.description vi, 68 leaves ; 28 cm.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 42-53).
dc.description.abstract This research investigated psychological sense of community (SOC) in adolescents. Neighborhood and school oriented versions of the Sense of Community Index (SCI) were completed by 171 high school students. The construct validity of neighborhood SOC was supported by the neighborhood referenced SCTs significant inverse correlation with number of moves since grade one, and significant positive correlation with length of residency. Preliminary support for the discriminant validity of the SCI, as distinct from social support, was evidenced by the few significant correlational relationships between SOC and social support measures, including number of supports, satisfaction with supports, and concrete helping behaviors. Finally, school SOC was found to be significantly and negatively related to aspects of adolescents' distress, including depression, hostility, anxiety, and loneliness. The need to recognize SOC as related to but distinct from social support is discussed, along with the importance of SOC, and specifically school SOC, in the experiences of adolescents.
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dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University
dc.subject.lcc RA790.55
dc.subject.lcsh Community psychology
dc.subject.lcsh Adolescent psychology
dc.title Psychological sense of community in high school students
dc.type Text Master of Science in Applied Psychology Masters Psychology Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)
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