Accession Number:

AD0657684

Title:

A COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT RATING SCALE FOR PHILIPPINE POBLACIONES

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. 1 Dec 1966-16 Jun 1967

Corporate Author:

HRB-SINGER INC STATE COLLEGE PA

Report Date:

1967-06-16

Pagination or Media Count:

40.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE