Developing and validating measurements
This paper reports a study designed to develop and validate a measure of quality of college life (QCL) of students.
Using a theoretical model based on a build-up approach to QCL, the authors provide an empirical examination of various hierarchical components and their properties. The first stage is used to clarify the particular elements for inclusion in the model.
Good preparation and understanding of Step1 provides the foundation for initiating Step 2.The second phase uses a sample of students drawn for the campuses of three major universities in the United States.