Neighborhood Integration—Rochester Youth Development Study

Neighborhood Integration—Rochester Youth Development Study
Thornberry‚ Krohn‚ Lizotte‚ Smith & Tobin‚ 2003
1. Do you know by sight?
2. Do you know by name?
3. Do you talk to on a regular basis?
How often do you and other people who live in your neighborhood …
Often Sometimes Seldom Never
4. Borrow things like tools or recipes from each other?
5. Ask each other to watch your children when you are
not at home?
6. Have a talk with each other?
7. Ask each other to drive or take your children somewhere?
  • Integrate
  • neighborhood
This instrument can be found on page 350 of Measuring Violence-Related Attitudes‚ Behaviors‚ and Influences Among Youths: A Compendium of Assessment Tools‚ available online at:
Point values are assigned as follows:
Items 1-3:
A lot=4‚ Some=2‚ A few=2‚ None=1
Items 4-7:
Often=4‚ Sometimes=3‚ Seldom=2‚ Never=1
Point values are summed and then divided by the number of items. The intended range of scores is 1-4‚ with a higher score indicating a higher level of routine neighborhood interaction..

Thornberry TP‚ Krohn MD‚ Lizotte AJ‚ Smith CA‚ Tobin K. Gangs and delinquency in developmental perspective. New York: Cambridge University Press‚ 2003.