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Author(s): Price, C., Williams, J., Simpson, L., Jastrzab, J., and Markovitz, C. (2011). National Evaluation of Youth Corps: Findings at Follow-up. Prepared for the Corporation for National and Community Service. Cambridge, MA: Abt Associates Inc.

Collection Method: Self-Report Questionnaire

Scoring Method: Uses a scale of 1 to 5, with “Strongly Agree” = 5 and “Strongly Disagree” = 1. A higher score indicates a stronger community connection.

Number of questions: 5

Price: Free

Key Points:

  • The tool measures respondent’s attitudes and opinions about the strength of their connection to their community
  • The tool measures across dimensions such attachment, awareness and commitment
  • Suitable for pre and post program assessments to evaluate improvement over time.
  • Allows program administrators to assess if respondents are more or less likely to engage in their community as a result of participating in a program