Sense of Belonging—Chicago Youth Development Study
Tolan‚ Gorman-Smith & Henry‚ 2001
1. I feel like I belong to the neighborhood.
2. I feel loyal to the people in my neighborhood.
3. I would be willing to work together with others on something to improve my neighborhood.
4. I like to think of myself as similar to the people who live in this neighborhood.
5. Overall‚ I am very attracted to living in this neighborhood.
6. Given the opportunity‚ I would like to move out of this neighborhood.
- Sense of Belonging
This instrument can be found on page 351 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:
Strongly agree=1‚ Agree=2‚ Neither=3‚ Disagree=4‚ Strongly disagree=5
Caregiver’s Sense of Belonging: Reverse code items 1‚ 2‚ 4 and 5; then compute a mean score from these four items. Ignore item 3.
Youth’s Sense of Belonging: Reverse code items 1‚ 2‚ 4 and 6; then compute a mean score from these four items. Ignore item 3.