Article

Quality of school life: Development and preliminary standardisation of an instrument based on performance indicators in Scottish secondary schools

Citation

Karatzias A, Power KG & Swanson V (2001) Quality of school life: Development and preliminary standardisation of an instrument based on performance indicators in Scottish secondary schools. School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 12 (3), pp. 265-284. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?partnerID=yv4JPVwI&eid=2-s2.0-0041865350&md5=36d10d24f75b316455b16e357f635029; https://doi.org/10.1076/sesi.12.3.265.3449

Abstract
Improvement of the services offered by secondary schools in the UK has been a major concern for the educational authorities. One of the most widely accepted ways to test the quality of school services is the performance indicators approach. Performance indicators, as they stand, are quite complicated to use. Many of them could be criticised for not considering pupils views about their school but rather gathering adult-centred information, since it is teachers and not pupils who do the assessment. Therefore, a new student scale has been developed, based on performance indicators, and its properties are described as follows. The new Quality of School Life scale has shown good psychometric properties and it has proven easy to use and administer. It has been shown to reliably and validly measure pupils views about their quality of school life and school satisfaction. Results are discussed in relation to potential future use of the scale by educationalists.

Journal
School Effectiveness and School Improvement: Volume 12, Issue 3

StatusPublished
Publication date31/12/2001
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Publisher URLhttp://www.scopus.com/…55b16e357f635029
ISSN0924-3453