Civic ParticipationCommunity DevelopmentCommunity OrganisationToolsConnection to Community

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

The Connection to Community tool has been reviewed and assessed by the Socialsuite team. In our opinion this tool is suitable in supporting the evaluation of young people and adults to assist in the measurement of their community connectedness.