Comparative Study

| Published: September 25, 2015

Development of Organizational Care and Support Inventory for Sheltered Street Children

Dr. G. Sarvani

Lecturer, Dept. of Psychology, Dr. L.B college of education Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.081/20150204

DOI: 10.25215/0204.081


The present study is aimed at developing organizational care and support inventory with six dimensions viz. physical facilities, Educational facilities, Health problems, Social support, Peer group support and Moral support. After consulting experts 55 items were selected. A purposive sample 444 sheltered street children (government 176, non government 268) was selected various shelters in Hyderabad and Vijayawada cities of Telagana and Andhra Pradesh. The items of organizational care and support inventory were tested into two steps. In the first step, the discriminative ability of each statement was examined by comparing the mean scores of the first and last quartiles on each statement. The second step of testing involved the computation of inter correlation among the variables. It was also observed that numbers of clusters are found in correlation matrix of organizational care and support determinants. Hence, it was decided that a factor analysis, using principle of component solutions and rotated to a varimax criterion (Kaiser 1958) with an Eigen value of 1. After the factor analysis, 46 items are loaded into seven factors, remaining items are deleted and an inter correlation of the seven factors was performed.

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ISSN 2348-5396

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Published in   Volume 02, Issue 4, July-September, 2015