PA630: Multilevel Analyses Examining Relationships Between School Climate and Culture

Friday, February 15, 2013 8:00 AM–8:50 AM


This presentation reports research examining the interrelationships between cultural and ecological variables and student perceptions of school climate. Results from a three-level hierarchical linear model illustrating the variance in perceptions of climate accounted for by individual, school, and community variables will be presented. Implications for identifying cultural and ecological variables that shape student experiences to guide school reform efforts that seek to create positive school climates will be discussed.


Tamika P. La Salle, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA; Joel Meyers, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA