Perceived Community Problems -Chicago Youth Development Study

Perceived Community Problems -Chicago Youth Development Study
Tolan‚ Gorman-Smith & Henry‚ 2001
 
1. Dirty or unkempt front yards are a problem on my block.
2. There is a public park near to my block.
3. Vacant lots are a problem on my block.
4. Morning noise is quite irritating on my block.
5. Night noise is quite irritating on my block.
6. Abandoned or boarded-up homes are a problem on my block.
7. Vandalism is a problem in my neighborhood.
8. Burglary is a problem in my neighborhood.
9. Homelessness is a problem in my neighborhood.
10. Crime has gotten worse in my neighborhood in the last few years.
11. Gangs are a problem in my neighborhood.
12. Graffiti is a problem in my neighborhood.
13. Drugs are a problem in my neighborhood.
14. Violent crime is a problem in my neighborhood.
 
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This instrument can be found on pages 347-348 of Measuring Violence-Related Attitudes‚ Behaviors‚ and Influences Among Youths: A Compendium of Assessment Tools‚ available online at: http://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/pdf/YV_Compendium.pdf
 
Point values are assigned as follows:
Items 1-10:
Strongly agree=1‚ Agree=2‚ Neither=3‚ Disagree=4‚ Strongly disagree=5
Items 11-14:
A little=1‚ Some=2‚ Pretty much=3‚ A lot=4‚ A serious problem=5
Point values are summed and then divided by the number of items. The intended range of scores is 1-5‚ with a higher score indicating a higher level of neighborhood crime‚ dilapidation and disorganization.
 

Tolan PH‚ Gorman-Smith D‚ Henry DB. Chicago Youth Development Study Community andNeighborhood Measure: construction and reliability technical report. Families and Communities Research Group‚ Department of Psychiatry‚ The University of Illinois at Chicago‚ 2001.