Georgia Brief School Climate Inventory (GaBSCI)

The Georgia Brief School Climate Inventory (GaBSCI) is a 9-item measure of students' perceptions of school climate across three dimensions (safety, teaching and learning, and relationships within the school).

Content

Category
Sub-Category
Domains
Institutional Environment, Relationships, Safety
Grades
6th Grade,
7th Grade,
8th Grade
Respondent
Student,
Teacher,
Parent

Administration Information

Length
9 items
Administration
Computer,
Paper

Access and Use

Price
Free
Open Access
Yes
Use in Research

Lenz, A. S., Burgess, M., & Li, C. (2021). Psychometric evidence and measurement invariance for Georgia Brief SChool Climate Invetory scores from a predominately hispanic rurally-located sample. Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development. https://doi.org/10.1080/07481756.2021.2018659 La Salle, T. P., Zabek, F., & Meyers, J. (2016). Elementary student perceptions of school climate and associations with individual and school factors. School Psychology Forum: Research in Practice, 10(1), 55-65. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/329799403_Elementary_Student_Perceptions_of_School_Climate_and_Associations_With_Individual_and_School_Factors La

Salle, T. P. et al. (2019). Perceptions of school climate among students self-identifying as lesbian, gay or bisexual. Remedial and Special Education, 40(2), 74-82. https://doi.org/10.1177/0741932518800795

Rifenbark, G., Lombardi, A., & Freeman, J. (2021). A confirmatory item factor analysis of a school climate measure for adolescents with and without disabilities. Educational Assessment, 26(1), 52-68. https://doi.org/10.1080/10627197.2020.1841625

Elrod, B. G., Rice, K. G., & Meyers, J. (2022). PBIS fidelity, school climate, and student discipline: A longitudinal study of secondary schools. Psychology in the Schools, 56, 376-397. https://doi.org/10.1002/pits.22614

Psychometrics

Scoring
Manual scoring
Psychometric References

White, N., La Salle, T., Ashby, J. S., & Meyers, J. (2014). A brief measure of adolescent perceptions of school climate. School Psychology Quarterly, 29(3), 349–359. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/spq0000075

Psychometric Considerations

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