S4SCHATC: S4 Education: Community school - School Orientation
School orientation; mean of 7 items in the scale for community school. MEASURE: Education (Follow-ups): School Bonding Grades Activities and Orientation The school attachment items included are taken from the work of Cernkovich and Giordano (1992). The items are used to evaluate the adolescent's educational experience along two dimensions: Bonding to Teachers (e.g., "Most of my teachers treat me fairly.") and School Orientation (e.g., "Schoolwork is very important to me."). Respondents rate 13 statements, using a 5-point Likert scale ranging from "Strongly Disagree" to "Strongly Agree," with higher scores indicating a greater degree of academic commitment. The items are first asked regarding the community school which the youth attends and, for youths housed in an institution for three or more months during the recall period, the items are repeated to attain the degree of academic commitment regarding the institutional school. (1) Strongly Disagree (2) Disagree (3) Neither Agree or Disagree (4) Agree (5) Strongly Agree Consult the Pathways Study codebook for more information (www.pathwaysstudy.pitt.edu).
|3.00||Neither Agree or Disagree||13||1.0%|
|-800.00||Data missing: Data cleaning||7||0.5%|
|-202.00||IntCompStat = 2 partial interview, data missing||1||0.1%|
|-201.00||IntCompStat = 4 missed interview||123||9.1%|
|-100.00||Skipped: Did not skip into community school section||824||60.9%|
Based upon 397 valid cases out of 1,354 total cases.
Location: 824-830 (width: 7; decimal: 2)
Variable Type: numeric
(Range of) Missing Values: -800.00 , -202.00 , -201.00 , -100.00 , -9.00 , -8.00
Source: This variable was taken from: Research on Pathways to Desistance [Maricopa County, AZ and Philadelphia County, PA]: Subject Measures, 2000-2010.
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Disclaimer: The frequencies for this variable may not be weighted. They are purely descriptive and may not be representative of the study population. Please use with caution and consult the study documentation.