Brief sense of community scale (BSCS)

Brief sense of community scale (BSCS)
Peterson et al‚ 2008
1.    I can get what I need in this neighborhood.
2.    This neighborhood helps me fulfill my needs.
3.    I feel like a member of this neighborhood.
4.    I belong in this neighborhood.
5.    I have a say about what goes on in my neighborhood.
6.    People in this neighborhood are good at influencing each other.
7.    I feel connected to this neighborhood.
8.    I have a good bond with others in this neighborhood.
Needs fulfillment‚ Group membership‚ Influence‚ and Emotional connection
5= Strongly Agree‚ 4= Somewhat Agree‚ 3= Neutral‚ 2= Somewhat Disagree‚ 1= Strongly Disagree
Needs fulfillment (1‚ 2)‚ Group membership (3‚ 4)‚ Influence (5‚ 6)‚ and Emotional connection (7‚ 8)
This instrument can be found at:

McMillan‚ D.W.‚ & Chavis‚ D.M. (1986). Sense of community: A definition and theory. Journal of Community Psychology‚ 14‚ 6–23.

Peterson‚ N.A.‚ Speer‚ P.W.‚ & Hughey‚ J. (2006). Measuring sense of community: A methodological interpretation of the factor structure debate. Journal of Community Psychology‚ 34‚ 453–469.

Peterson‚ A. N.‚ Speer‚ P. W.‚ & McMillan‚ D. W. (2008). Validation of a brief sense of community scale: Confirmation of the principle theory of sense of community. Journal of Community Psychology‚ 36‚ 61–73.

Peterson‚ Speer‚ & McMillan‚ (2008). brief sense of community scale. In: Simmons C. A.‚ Lehmann P. (eds). Tools for strengths-based assessment and evaluation‚ New York‚ NY: Springer‚ pp. 356-357. (2013). Google Scholar