Measuring Kindness: The Development of a Survey Instrument for Ben's Bells "Kind Campus" Program

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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/578976
Title:
Measuring Kindness: The Development of a Survey Instrument for Ben's Bells "Kind Campus" Program
Author:
Van Dop, Maggie Bryn
Issue Date:
2015
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
In order to evaluate Kind Campus, a program created by the non-profit organization Ben's Bells, a measurement instrument was created to measure the output of what the program is aiming for-a kinder school culture through the eyes of students and staff. This evaluative measure was constructed with the use of concept mapping, as well as the input from various individuals and a great deal of compilation. Some of the questions in the survey are original questions created through brainstorming and discussion, while others are questions pulled from already-established measures. The survey was piloted at a local middle school, adapted based on the comments from this session, and then given out to schools to complete. The measurement instrument created may or may not be able to give an accurate depiction of any shifts that may have occurred in the kindness of schools.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Degree Name:
B.S.
Degree Level:
bachelors
Degree Program:
Honors College; Family Studies and Human Development
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Walsh, Michele

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.titleMeasuring Kindness: The Development of a Survey Instrument for Ben's Bells "Kind Campus" Programen_US
dc.creatorVan Dop, Maggie Brynen
dc.contributor.authorVan Dop, Maggie Brynen
dc.date.issued2015en
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en
dc.description.abstractIn order to evaluate Kind Campus, a program created by the non-profit organization Ben's Bells, a measurement instrument was created to measure the output of what the program is aiming for-a kinder school culture through the eyes of students and staff. This evaluative measure was constructed with the use of concept mapping, as well as the input from various individuals and a great deal of compilation. Some of the questions in the survey are original questions created through brainstorming and discussion, while others are questions pulled from already-established measures. The survey was piloted at a local middle school, adapted based on the comments from this session, and then given out to schools to complete. The measurement instrument created may or may not be able to give an accurate depiction of any shifts that may have occurred in the kindness of schools.en
dc.typetexten
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen
thesis.degree.nameB.S.en
thesis.degree.levelbachelorsen
thesis.degree.disciplineHonors Collegeen
thesis.degree.disciplineFamily Studies and Human Developmenten
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen
dc.contributor.advisorWalsh, Micheleen
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