Belonging Uncertainty Scale

The Belonging Uncertainty Scale is an assessment of an individual's worry that they do not fit into a certain group or setting. The 3 question items that constitute this scale are scored on a seven-point Likert scale.

Content

Domains
Social Awareness,
Relationship Skills
Subdomain

Belonging

Grades
Post secondary
Languages
English
Respondent
Student

Administration Information

Length
< 3 minutes
Administration
Paper
Timed
No

Access and Use

Open Access
Yes
Use in Research

Harackiewicz, J. M., Canning, E. A., Tibbetts, Y., Giffen, C. J., Blair, S. S., Rouse, D. I., & Hyde, J. S. (2014). Closing the social class achievement gap for first-generation students in undergraduate biology. Journal of Educational Psychology, 106(2), 375–389. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0034679

Walton, G. M., & Cohen, G. L. (2011). A brief social-belonging intervention improves academic and health outcomes of minority students. Science, 331(6023), 1447-1451. https://www.jstor.org/stable/29783880

Psychometrics

Scoring
Manual scoring
Psychometric References

Walton, G. M., & Cohen, G. L. (2007). A question of belonging: Race, social fit, and achievement. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 92(1), 82-96. https://doi.org/10.1037/0022-3514.92.1.82

Item Type
Likert

Psychometric Considerations

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