The Development of Perceived Campus Caring Scale in a University-Based Sample in Hong Kong
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- Dr. Petrus NG
Department of Social Work
Hong Kong Baptist University
Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong
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Received date: November 14, 2011; Accepted date: December 29, 2011; Published date: January 03, 2012
Citation:Petrus NG, Su S, Chan V, Leung H, Cheung W (2012) The Development of Perceived Campus Caring Scale in a University-Based Sample in Hong Kong. J Psychol Psychother 2:102. doi:10.4172/2161-0487.1000102
Copyright: © 2012 Petrus NG, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
This article presents the findings of a study on the development and validation of a 44-item Perceived Campus Caring Scale (PCCS) of 1,520 students in a university of Hong Kong. Factor analyses using principle-components extraction with varimax rotation yielded 7 factors with 44 items, namely, Faculty support, Non-faculty Support, Peer Relationship, Sense of Detachment, Sense of Belonging, Caring Attitude, Campus Involvement. The internal consistency was high for the 7 factors, ranging from Cronbach’s α =0.77 to 0.87. Correlations between the PCCS and the Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS) indicated good convergent validity of the PCCS. Except the Sense of Detachment subscale, which indicated a negative correlation with SWLS, the other six subscales have positive correlation with the scale. Students who experienced more caring on campus demonstrated a higher level of satisfaction with life.