A COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT RATING SCALE FOR PHILIPPINE POBLACIONES
Technical rept. 1 Dec 1966-16 Jun 1967
HRB-SINGER INC STATE COLLEGE PA
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The paper presents an empirical demonstration of the degree to which it is possible to use a simple rating of which twenty-one facilities are present in a community as an index of that communitys level of development. Two hundred nine poblacions in the seven Tagalog speaking provinces of Luzon were studied. A generalized Guttman type scale was devised which was found to have 96 reproducibility. Further, the scale correlated highly with one used elsewhere in the Philippines. Sample items include presence of a hotel, public telephone, shoe repair shop, plaza, high school, and gas station. Relationship to other types of scales is discussed.
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