Measuring Children's Church‐Based Social Support: Development and Initial Validation of the Kids’ Church Survey

@inproceedings{Crosby2017MeasuringCC,
  title={Measuring Children's Church‐Based Social Support: Development and Initial Validation of the Kids’ Church Survey},
  author={Robert G. Crosby and Erin I. Smith},
  year={2017}
}
Given the importance of considering context in development, the goal of the present study was to develop and provide initial validity evidence for the Kids’ Church Survey (KCS), a new measure of children's church-based social support. Data were collected from 1253 children ages 6–14 attending mainline Protestant, evangelical Protestant, and Catholic churches. Parallel and exploratory factor analyses supported a three-factor solution: received (emotional) church support, perceived church support… CONTINUE READING