inclusion, BYU, psychometrics
In order to investigate inclusion specifically at Brigham Young University (BYU), we measured students’ perception of belonging and representation through the use of our University Inclusion Index (UII). The UII is a measure of belonging and representation with 16 items on a 5-point Likert scale. This measure was distributed to a total sample of 171 BYU students, 60 of whom were self-identified minority students. The UII had high reliability (α = .92), high validity, and high internal consistency (≥ .55). The UII reports high face validity with 97% of respondents identifying inclusion at BYU. Factor analysis revealed one primary factor, belonging, correlating with inclusion at BYU. While our results were limited by an unrepresentative sample at BYU, the UII could be a highly effective measure if administered in a more diverse community. Overall, the UII is a psychometrically sound measure for evaluating BYU students’ feelings of belonging.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Zierenberg, Rachel; Cooper, Brigit; and Foltz, Amanda, "University Inclusion Index: Inclusion at Brigham Young University" (2022). Student Works. 355.
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