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A Validity Study of the SSP-School Inclusion Questionnaire

posted Dec 31, 2012, 9:54 AM by Sergiu Baltatescu   [ updated Feb 20, 2016, 10:11 AM ]

Diana Dămean1

Journal of Social Research & Policy
Volume: 3, Issue: 2, pp. 133-145
Date: December 2012
ISSN: 2067-2640 (print), 2068-9861 (electronic)

Abstract: The paper is based on the results of a research that aimed to identify the factors influencing school inclusion among disadvantaged students. The main outcome of the research was the development of the SSP-School Inclusion Questionnaire, intended to: (1) measure school inclusion levels among students; (2) identify students with significantly lower levels of school inclusion, who need to be included in intervention programs; and (3) measure the impact of intervention programs using subjective indicator (beneficiaries’ perception of school and teachers, feelings of safety in school, school performance). The questionnaire was completed by 480 vocational school students aged 15-19 from a large developed urban area (Cluj-Napoca) in Romania. The purpose of the research was to test the validity and reliability of the instrument and to propose it to professionals working in education (school psychologists, school counsellors etc.) for efficient data collection and for measuring the impact of educational intervention.

Keywords: SSP-School Inclusion Questionnaire; School Inclusion; Disadvantaged students; Vocational high-schools; Cluj-Napoca

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